Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City: Hours, Address, Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City Reviews: 4/5

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Shenkeng / Shiding / Pinglin District
Tea fields planted in steps, with a mountain of verdant tea gardens, are a characteristic and unique sight of Pinglin. The Pinglin Tea Museum Periodically hosts various tea-related theme displays alongside exhibitions, experience showrooms, tea art classrooms and other spaces for introduction of the tea industry with its domestic and foreign culture to tourists. Pinglin Old Street preserved the most down to earth appearance of its hundred year history, including its old stone houses and traditional mom and pop stores. The well known Shenkeng Old Street is famous not only for stinky tofu delicacy but also “four Shenkang specialties”, green bamboo shoots, black pig pork, white tofu, and pouchong tea, planting the delectable image of Shenkang Old Street deep in one's mind. The unique “stilt houses” architecture can only be seen in Shiding, developed by locals to solve the problem of limited spacings. Well known souvenirs blend local features into handmade noodles, combining tea fragrance into noodles and adding new flavors to a traditional taste.
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Anne R
Lucerne, Switzerland184 contributions
Nicely new museum
Nov 2019 • Friends
It’s all about tea and done on a very modern and appealing way. Good interaction games and very informative history about the tea.
Easy to view and do drop by the tea shop afterwards. Really lovely souvenir opportunities.
Written 16 November 2019
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Bea
35 contributions
Most of the information in English
Oct 2019 • Friends
The museum is quite small but the staff is very friendly and most of the information is translated to English. There are some interactive activities but we were a bit disappointed that they didn't have any tea samples that you could try (but there's a lot of that in the old street). Behind the museum is a small tea plantage and a garden you can enjoy.
Written 31 October 2019
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mogensydemann
Copenhagen, Denmark894 contributions
Fun
Oct 2019 • Family
Small funny museum about tea. A lot of interaction and AR makes it interesting especially for kids. There is a lot of information also in English. The staff is friendly and very helpful, but don’t expect them to speak English though. There is even a relaxing garden with tea-trees. The price is reasonable but be aware that the museum is discriminating against foreign seniors and children and charge full price instead of free admission. Full price is $80 so it’s more the feeling of it. If around you should go here, a taxi from Taipei is approximately $1000.
Written 15 October 2019
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Vincent LIM
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
Pinglin Tea Museum
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a place where you get to know the history of tea. Wide range of exhibits to view in this Museum. Entrance fee reasonable.
Written 10 December 2018
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ChuYu H
New Taipei8 contributions
Comfortable space
Sep 2018 • Family
There are animations to understand Taiwanese tea culture, lack of introduction to foreign languages.Suitable for the whole family to enjoy, the environment is comfortable.

全票80元,新北市民免費或是65歲及就讀國小學童免門票。館場偏小,若有人導覽受益良多。環境舒適有用心營造氣氛,適合全家一起出遊!
Written 2 September 2018
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Christina H
Pasig, Philippines62 contributions
interesting but more for the tea lover
Jun 2018 • Family
We joined a small group of nine people including a tour guide to a tea farm tour that took around 5 hours to complete. We went to the Pinglin Tea Plantation in New Taipei to visit a tea farm, have some tea tasting, visit a tea museum and have a quick view of a lake scenery. Fee was NT1,500 per adult. Road going to the farm was winding as it goes on a zigzag & might make one feel dizzy. Once at the farm, tourists will be given an egg dipped in Oolong tea and some nougat candies. The small tea museum was okay but more perhaps for a true blue tea lover to appreciate. Scenery was relaxing. Overall experience was on the average.
Written 21 June 2018
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Shiva_Dragon
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada227 contributions
Great for tea lovers
Dec 2017 • Couples
Good exhibits about basics of tea and the tea industry & history in Taiwan. A lot of information which is tea specific. If you are not interested in tea, do not go.
Written 22 January 2018
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Henry You
Malaysia336 contributions
A lesson for tea
Dec 2017 • Friends
The tour guide explained a lot of history and different types of tea.
There were some digital interactive platform to imitate the processing of tea leaves.
Most of time, we were just listening to the explanation from the tour guide.
No handling of real tea leaves as it is a museum.
Written 29 December 2017
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RealTravelman
Oroville, CA1 063 contributions
Boring Tourist Trap
May 2017 • Solo
We were brought here as part of a tour. Had we not been on a tour, we never would've come here.
The only section somewhat worth seeing is the first section as you enter. The rest of the museum is basically little kids stuff.
Our guide told us we would be seeing a tea drying demonstration here, but we never did.
Unless you booked your visit as part of a tour, don't waste you money on this place. A museum like this should be free. Hard to believe this is the world's largest tea museum, as there is almost nothing in it.
Written 21 June 2017
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Aleksandr D
14 contributions
Tea museum
Apr 2016 • Solo
Worth to go there and taste many kinds of tea. Good way to find differences between tea and ways to boiled up. Go there it must see in Taiwan.
Written 17 July 2016
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