A sampling of “sparkling teas” at Wang De Chuan Fine Chinese Tea - Since 1862 in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Judy Chen
A sampling of “sparkling teas” at Wang De Chuan Fine Chinese Tea - Since 1862 in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Judy Chen
Taiwan

Taiwan’s not just bubble tea, say these tea houses coming up with new drinks and innovating on the country’s drinking culture

  • From bottled cold brews to cocktails, three tea entrepreneurs are combining a reverence for Taiwan’s traditions with drinks that will appeal to younger people
  • While Taiwanese tea has always been transforming, the outsize influence of its tea masters saw it stop innovating for a long period, an academic says

A sampling of “sparkling teas” at Wang De Chuan Fine Chinese Tea - Since 1862 in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Judy Chen
A sampling of “sparkling teas” at Wang De Chuan Fine Chinese Tea - Since 1862 in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Judy Chen
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