If you discover only this about Taiwan tea – it must be enjoyed in just the right teaware – then you are on your way to becoming a local tea connoisseur. Equal parts practical and reverential, Taiwan teaware allows the ceremony of drinking tea to be fully appreciated, from the selection of tea leaves to the pouring and consuming of an elixir that has kept locals healthy and calm. You will find teaware in many forms and crafted from various materials. If you prefer something fine and delicate, choose from porcelain, glass, jade or crystal. If metals are more your thing, then you’ll find teaware made from silver, tin, copper, iron, and stainless steel. And if it’s teaware that more rustic, there are ample choices made from clay or bamboo. Yingge, the center of pottery and ceramics on the island, is your best option, but you will find many destinations across the island that will more than satisfy your teaware needs.
Update: December 23, 2022