TIEGUANYIN TEA, TAIPEI CITY
WHERE? Three Stone Teapot Museum, Taipei City, China
WHAT? First harvested in the 18th century by monkeys, ultra-rare Tieguanyin oolong Chinese green tea is still made by a handful of local artisans in Fujian Province on the southeast coast of China. Rolled into tight wads, the dark green tea with its fruity flavour and sweet, lingering finish fetches 1,700 Yuan (approx Dh1,000) per kilogram. Put your feet up and enjoy a cuppa in situ at the local Three Stone Teapot Museum, run by ninthgeneration Maokong tea farmer Chang Kun-hung.
DON’T MISS: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall with its strange blue roof, and a stroll through the trendy streets of Ximending.
SPEND THE NIGHT: At the opulent Grand Hotel, one of Tapei’s most stunning places to stay.
GETTING THERE: China Southern has flights via Guangzhou from Dh2,409.