Friday - - Leisure -

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.

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