As the aroma flows from central Taiwan, welcome to join a flavor fest for the best of culture and heritage for the best teas, coffees, wine & bakeries, which unfolds in Taichung, Aug. July. 5-8th., 2019: Open a fresh sachet of coffee, tea or luxury alcohol to release some magic. Fragrance seeps out conjuring up bitter tropical suns baking highland plantations, dusty peasants, old trains puffing out of jungles to erotic ports where steamers load the hemp sacked treasure before sailing, and sailing - until it all pours into your cup.
The Taichung venue was specially selected since it's at the heart of the island's vast tea-producing fields that embrace adjacent Nantou and Chiayi Counties which all enjoy the mild and moist climate and unique mountain highs required by great teas.
And, nearby is Gukeng Township, Yunlin County, that's famous for Taiwan coffee!
This all echoes proud ages of Taiwan past, a destination most China Clippers zipping between Formosa and their markets of Europe, China, Eastern South Asia and the Americas.