Taking place at the Nangang Tea Demonstration Hall, the event features a special performance of osmanthus fairies seeking out “potential spouses”, while male audience will take on the role of “spouses” (i.e. tea farmers) for a chance to catch the balls tossed by the fairies and becoming “tea spirits”.
Inside the venue, there will be spaces hosting tea-brewing demo show, as well as booths selling local products such as handicrafts, tea leaves, and rice cuisine. The organizers will also hold seminars on topics ranging from the history of local tea to DIY lessons. Visitors could also sign up for guided tours of Tea Mountain.
Located near the eastern borderline of Taipei City, Nangang’s Tea Mountain is known as an important tea production center of Taipei. Roughly one century ago, tea growers in the area developed efficient tea production method, enabling the creation of the well-known “Paochung Tea.” Following the inauguration of the Nangang Tea Demonstration Hall in 2002 and the establishment of numerous hiking trails in the vicinity, it has become one of the popular destinations for Taipeiers to visit on the weekend to enjoy the outdoors and spend their leisure time.
To sign up for the activity, please visit the Chinese website of Dakeng Cultural Association ( http://www.dakeng.tw/ ). More information is also available on the Chinese Facebook fan page of DOED: ( https://www.facebook.com/doed.taipei/ )