Tea plantations can be found in many parts of Taiwan. We have been to quite a few, some of them were very pretty. Have a look!
(Click on photos to find article about the trips, on which we visited the tea plantations.)
On a trip to Alishan, we spent a night at the Yun Min Ju Homestay (www.yumingji.com.tw), which is surrounded by this tea plantation.
We met this beautiful tea picker at Wuhe Tea Plantation, which is located in the East Rift Valley of Hualien in eastern Taiwan.
Pinglin District is a well-known tea-growing area in northern Taiwan. This is the famous Bagua Tea Plantation overlooking Feicui Reservoir.
On the way to Sun Moon Lake you can stop by at the Antique Assam Tea Farm (www.assamfarm.com.tw) and learn about the process of making tea.
Right beside the highway (Route 18) to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, you’ll pass the tea plantation of Shengle Farm (www.42-5km.com.tw).
The highway connecting Sun Moon Lake with Alishan (Route 21) brings you to the neatly cut Caopingtou Yushan Tea Plantation.
North of Sun Moon Lake is Mt. Maolan from where you have great views of the lake in the distance and where you will see this tea plantation.
The tea plantation of Wuling Farm (www2.wuling-farm.com.tw) is especially attractive during the winter when the cherry trees beside it bloom. We were there during the summer.
On your way to the trailhead of Mt. Snow, the second highest mountain in Taiwan, you will pass this tea plantation.
Finally, for spectacular vistas over rows of tea bushes with high mountains as backdrop, head up to Bihushan Tea Planation in northern Alishan.