Monday, February 2, 2009

afternoon tea

took advantage of some good weather during the lunar new year holidays and rode the scooter to maokong (貓空), famous for its tea plantations and tea houses... some personal photos.

in full gear. the protection is mostly from the sun and air pollution. temperatures were in the mid 20s/70s (°C/°F)

an unusually clear day for taipei in january...

since the maokong gondola has been suspended tea houses in the area have been a lot less busy

waiting for the water to boil

you get the works; pots, cups, strainers, tongs..


you're not supposed to drink the first pot

taiwan tea... (just like any other tea... pretty much like hot water if you ask me)

a beautiful day in the taipei basin