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Teabuyer’s Tour, Taiwan and Japan 2015
Early morning tea harvesting
The best teas grow on beautiful, remote mountain
regions that few have access to. Follow the
teabuyers of Teance this Fall in a rare opportunity to
journey together into the high mountains of Taiwan
to experience teas at their source. Witness teas
freshly harvested and produced, taste them steeped
by their own local waters, and understand firsthand
the vast culture of tea! Be prepared for a culinary
experience in not only tea, but also all of the unique
local food cultures and produce on this island. Visit
the cultural capital of Kyoto, Japan, and learn about
the unique agricultural and ceremonial aspects of
Japanese leaf and matcha teas.
Visit tea Museum, Farmer’s Co-‐op
Tour will include all accommodations and unique
local meals, chartered transportation to farms and
visits with farmers, experts, and museums.
Tour from Oct. 17th through 21st to Taiwan,
through 25th to Japan
Oct 16 evening Asia time: Arrival from Taipei Airport,
Oct 17 Day 1:
Late night tea production
Stay at lodge at peak of Tung Ting Mountain
Oct 20 Day 4:
Hike up San Lin She for ‘High Mountain’ oolongs
Tour of mountain, harvest and production
Cabin stay at base of San Lin She
Oct 21 Day 5:
Visit Bamboo District/Shinjhu
Visit Pottery District tour of teaware artisans and shops in
Evening: Departure from Taipei Taoyuan Airport
Continuing to Japan
Oct 21 evening arrival to Osaka/Kyoto
Wenshan, Taipei for Baochong Oolongs: Harvesting
Oct 22: visit Uji Tea Farms, Ujitawara. Evening walk/stroll
through Gion, Pontocho, Teramachi
Jia Long Oolong
Oct 23: visit matcha production, partake in Tea Ceremony.
Maokong teashops on top of Taipei City
Oct 24: visit temples (Ryo-‐anji, Kinkakuji, etc). Enjoy kaiseki
Night market street food
Oct 18 Day 2:
Shinjhu Museum: Lei Cha
Maioli, Taichung for Taiwan Beauty Oolong: how the leaf
hoppers contribute to a unique tea
See and participate in processing
Oct 19 Day 3:
Morning: Nantou, Taichung: Si Ji Chun Four Seasons
Tung Ting ‘Cold Summit’ Mountain:
Oct. 25: Free day, return departure in the evening.
Cost: $2200 estimated cost per person**(single rooms and
other needs extra) Taiwan ONLY
$1500 est. in Japan portion.
Estimated only. Require tour minimum to Taiwan of 8
attendees. Japan portion 6 minimum required.