Tea Foods of Taiwan

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There is no end to the variety of tea products in Taiwan. If you go to a local Taiwanese supermarket, you will find tea flavored candy, seeds, drinks, ice creams and porridge, as well as tea-flavored toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel. Odd tea products are however not limited to the supermarkets or to bubble tea vendors.

On a walk through Shilin Night Market in Taipei, we came across this stall, selling food that’s all been cooked, fried or preserved in tea. Fancy pig’s intestines, boiled in Oolong tea? Or why not try the tea-marinated tofu? Just don’t forget to leave some space in your stomach for some tea-flavored desserts!

Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market

Tea Foods of Taiwan0Martin Lindeskog2012-03-06 01:33:01This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

There is no end to the variety of tea products in Taiwan. If you go to a local Taiwanese supermarket, y…

Coffee Green Tea Beverage

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The Final Fusion? The ultimate product for bringing coffee and tea lovers together for a refreshing brew. Strangely enough, it was not bad at all, a testament to Taiwanese ingenuity in finding new ways to consume tea!

Coffee Green Tea Beverage
Coffee Green Tea Beverage

Coffee Green Tea Beverage0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-17 01:27:04This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

The Final Fusion? The ultimate product for bringing coffee and tea lovers together for a refreshing bre…

Bubble Tea

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Linus Hammarstrand

Taiwan is one of the most passionate tea-drinking nations in Asia; not because of the quantity of teas drunk or because of their exceptional quality (although they have that too though), but because of the sheer diversity of tea consumption. Fancy a cup of Oolong Tea, straight from the plantation? Or maybe tea-flavored crackers and cakes? Or why not eggs or meats boiled in tea, after you washed your hair with Green Tea-scented shampoo?

Bubble Tea
Bubble Tea

My personal favorite is however the famous Taiwanese Bubble Tea. This rather quaint drink originated in Taizhong, an industrial city in the north of Taiwan in the 1980s, and has since spread all over the world. There are many varieties of Bubble Tea in Taiwan but the most common one contains small balls of tapioca starch, as well as condensed milk, syrup and black tea. It is often sold in plastic mugs with an oversized straw (big enough for the “bubbles” to be sucked through) and cost about 1 $ US. Bubble teas can be found all over Taiwan and there are numerous shops and stalls that specializes in Bubble tea. These are often found in and around night markets and train stations.

Bubble Tea0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-10 04:20:03This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

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Tea Ceremony Tang

Tea Ceremony Tang

Have you attended a Japanese tea ceremony? I tasted several Formosa Oolong teas in Taiwain R.O.C in 1992.

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