Tea Garden Day Tours

Difficulty

Easy

Persons

2+

Duration

8+ hours

Destination

Ruisui, Hualien

Costs PP

~95US$ or less

Ever wondered where tea comes from? Are you a tea connoisseur looking to expand your knowledge? This trip to an award winning organic tea garden and coffee plantation is quickly becoming a guest favorite. A soak in a beautiful hot spring at the end of the day helps as well! Nestled in the great rift valley, our partner farm is family run and a welcoming place to get a knowledge download about our favorite caffeinated drinks!

Our day will begin in Hualien with breakfast before we drive down the beautiful East Rift Valley to the Wuhe Tea Plantations. We sill stroll around the gardens, sampling fresh tea leaves and learning about organic farming, cultivars and best growing practices before heading to the factory and seeing where and how tea gets made. If we are lucky, some will be being made right then! We will then head into the tasting room so sample some freshly made tea from the plants we visited in the morning.

 

We will then head to an amazing historical spot for a picnic lunch. The day will then end in a hot spring nestled in the mountains before we drive back to Hualien.

Itinerary

8am -- Pick up and breakfast in Hualien city, drive to the tea growing area

9:30-11am -- Stroll around gorgeous organic tea gardens and learn about tea and its cultivation

11-1pm -- Visit award winning tea factory for a factory tour and tea tasting

1pm Lunch at a 5000+ year old historical spot on the tropic of cancer

1:30-5pm Hot Spring dip at a beautiful natural hot springs nestled in the mountains. Drive back to Hualien.

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FAQ

How much will it cost? 

Costs for 2 people are 2800NT$(~95US$) per person and costs go down with each person added. There is a family discount and a discount if you do multiple trips with us or Hualien Outdoors. 

What should we bring?

Just some weather appropriate clothing is all you will need. Some swimming stuff too if you want to get in the hot springs. Everything else will be provided from food, to snacks to extra water!

What about the weather?

This trip can go out even on rainy days but if in the rare chance that we have to cancel because of the weather there is no costs to you! If the weather is bad the trip itinerary might change in very small ways but the trip will be essentially the same.

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About your host

Matt Hopkins has been living and working in Hualien, Taiwan for over 15 years with his wife and two children. He is the owner of both Hualien Outdoors, an outdoor adventure company, and Mountain Stream Teas, a source for high quality Taiwanese teas.

Mountain Stream Tea Tours is a natural evolution of those experiences venturing into the mountains and valleys of Taiwan. A blending of passions that has created a great opportunity to introduce even more people to the beauty of Taiwan and its people.

Group discounts available for more than 4 people.

Breakfast and gourmet lunch provided for you.

Free pickup and drop off within Hualien City.

Travel with an expert guide and never feel lost.

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