The art of Tea, Spring computer show in Taipei
Taipei Travel Blog› entry 33 of 34 › view all entries
March 31st, 2008 – by: portia
I tried their High Mountain Oolong Tea and their Special Blend Oolong Tea. There are 3 major types of Chinese tea, not conting those made with flowers such as jasmine tea,
- unfermented - such as green tea, tea leaves are dried using high temperature baking or stir frying (not with oil of course), these tea usually are very light in color, light yellow, or green
- fully fermented - such as red aka black tea, these teas are usually red to real dark red in color
- partially fermented - such as oolong tea, ti kwan-yin, the level of fermentation and baking are different for the different kinds of oolong teas.
I was also given a tour of their back room where tea is being baked (not at the moment, but it is a real work room, not a show room). And toured their upstairs tea room/culture center where small music concerts are held. The space was very traditional and well maintained.
I also bought some tea pots and some portable tea pots which turned out to be called "travel buddy" (see photo on the last day's blog) when I opened them at home and saw the boxes they came in.
It had started to rain now, so I carted the tea, tea pots/cups back to the hotel and headed out again. This time to the Taipei Spring Computer Show. It was a consumer show where all computer related manufactures were present as well as all digital camera vendors from Nikon to Panasonic. The show was housed in one of the Exhibit Halls of the Taipei World Trade Center, next to the Taipei 101 building. The admission was free and the place was PACKed! You can actually purchase at the show, and I bought a compact multi-card reader from SanDisk for about $12 USD. They had lots of computers at the show, and all of them were encased in a plastic membrane, rather funny looking, but practical to keep the keyboards safe from all those fingers.
After browsing the show, I walked over to the Taipei 101 building where they had lots of upscale boutique stores, name brands from all over the world.
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