Friday, April 14, 2006

Tea Tourism - Ceylon & Taiwan

Tea tourism is becoming an increasingly popular concept in the major tea-producing regions of the world. Outside Magazine recently reported on just such an opportunity in Sri Lanka, the country once known as Ceylon and, of course, the country still known for producing Ceylon tea.

Tea Trails is a collection of four bungalows formerly used by managers of the tea estate on which they are located. The best thing about this location is that it's still a working tea garden. Thus, anyone with an interest in tea can get a pretty good eyeful of how the process works.

The Outside article is located here. You can find additional information at the Ceylon Tea Trails site, located here.

If Taiwan's more your speed, you might want to check out the Chu-Lung Resort, in the Wulai region of Taiwan. Among the attractions there are soaking in tea-scented hot springs and tea-themed menu items that include such delights as oolong smoked chicken, pouchong freshwater prawns and pekoe venison.

For more information, look here.

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