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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing provided by MyTaiwanTour Travel Services

Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

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Experience a traditional Taipei tea ceremony on a small-group tour that explores Taiwanese tea from plantation to teahouse for a comprehensive introduction to local tea culture. You’ll ride the Maokong Gondola, visit the Tea Museum and the lush Bagua Tea Plantation, and walk Shihting Old Street, traveling with a group that’s capped at seven travelers to ensure personalized attention from the guide.
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  • 1
    Maokong mountain
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Maokong Gondola
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • Taipei tour with tea plantation, museum, and ceremony
  • Cultural experience: Learn to brew a pot of Taiwanese tea
  • A great way to get into the countryside beyond Taipei
  • Pickup and drop-off at Taipei hotels for convenience
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Taipei and then travel into the Maokong mountains to ride the Maokong Gondola, getting aerial views of tea plantations, teahouses, and mountain scenery. Next, visit the tea museum to get some background on Taiwanese tea, and continue to the Bagua Tea Plantation, passing views of Thousand Island Lake along the way. At Bagua Tea Plantation, see a lush, emerald-green landscape of terraced tea fields, with the chance to taste some locally grown tea (own expense). From there, return to Taipei for a leisurely walk down Shihting Old Street, and join a tea expert for a traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony that offers a fascinating glimpse into an ancient culture. After enjoying your tea and learning how to steep the perfect pot, the day concludes with return transfer to your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ( in Taipei city only)
  • Tea tasting and an expert of tea ceremony
  • Admission ticket(s) for Maokong Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Maokong mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Maokong Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maokong Gondola might be close due to weather condition
  • Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests. We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
  • In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • There will be a 100% charge for no-shows that is defined as arriving 15 minutes late.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cpolicella wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
i had a great day with Nicholas on the Tea Tour, I would highly recommend this tour. It was great fun very informative and Nicholas is delightful company. I can’t say enough about Nicholas he is truly professional, entertaining and a grea ambassador for the country. Thank you
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Date of experience: March 2020
Roderick wrote a review Mar 2020
Kampong Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam5 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour with Jaron, he was very patient with us providing us enough time to enjoy the views and taking pictures up during our stop. He drove around introducing us the places left and right, not to say, he translated in both different
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Date of experience: March 2020
Andrew W wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
We had an absolutely excellent visit with David. He was a wealth of knowledge not only about tea but about Taiwan itself. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone spending more than a few days in Taipei.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jeffry b wrote a review Jan 2020
Essendon, Australia5,467 contributions1,177 helpful vote
I have been on a 'tea tour'.The Chinese discovered tea. It was their gift to the world. Taiwan grows excellent tea. It is useful to compare the Chinese attitude to tea to the western view of wine -- you need to grow to appreciate its finer points. The tour will help you develop
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Date of experience: January 2020
Maria Katrina E... A wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Even if I was the only person on the trip, My Taiwan Tour was willing to accommodate my preference for the tea tour. Andy was an engaging tour guide, and was quite knowledgeable. He and the driver were pretty kind and I had a nice time overall.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Japanese
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