Enjoying Chinese tea is one of the pleasures of traveling in Taiwan. Whenever I walk around town and find "茶行", I always end up going in. "茶行" is a store that sells tea in Chinese. It sounds a little strange to Japanese people, but the Chinese character for "茶" means tea and "行" means "store" or "market," so "茶行" means a store that sells tea.
Most of the tea shops in Taiwan will let you taste their tea. This is why my stomach quickly turned to mush after visiting so many tea shops, but I didn't let that stop me from going into one I found on a street corner in Tainan. The shelves were lined with many cans of tea leaves. All of them were rusty and old-fashioned. This teahouse might be a very old establishment.
There were so many different kinds of teas on sale that I had a hard time deciding which one to buy. No matter how much I tasted, I couldn't decide what kind of tea to buy because my stomach was getting full. I'm not a picky tea drinker, but when I compare the different flavors, it's hard for me to make a decision.
Incidentally, you can also see signs that say "茶館" or "茶藝館" in Taiwan, but these refer to places that have tea house-like elements, not places that sell tea leaves themselves.
|May 2017 STILL LIFE TAIWAN|
|CHINESE CHARACTER CONTAINER TAINAN TEA|
May 10, 2017
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