Linmaoshen Tea House

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Very good

Samantha Louise T
Quezon City, Philippines34 contributions
Best Tea Shop in Taipei
Nov 2019
If you love tea, this is a MUST VISIT.

I found out about Lin Mao Sen from a blog post about the Dadaocheng area. The writer, who had been living in Taipei with his family for quite some time, claimed that Lin Mao Sen and the store right next to it were the best places in Taipei to find the best quality teas for the best prices.

I was first approached by an older staff member who didn't speak English but he immediately directed me to a younger staff member who was fluent in English. As a tea enthusiast myself, I greatly appreciated the staff member's genuine passion and vast knowledge about tea. He talked extensively about black tea, green tea, jasmine tean, oolong tea, and pouchong tea while he showed me and allowed me to touch and smell each of the aforementioned tea types. I can be quite indecisive when I buy tea but thankfully, the staff member was patient enough to allow me to go back and forth to smell the teas we narrowed down.

You may be surprised at the cost at first because the cost of 600 grams worth of tea are labelled on top of each tea canister. The highest quality teas may go as high as 2400 NT$ per 600 grams. Just keep in mind that you are allowed to buy a minimum of 150 grams worth of any of their tea so just divide the price in 4 and you'll come up with a more budget-friendly price tag.

The store also sells other tea paraphernalia like teacups and teapots.

After comparing the prices of tea at tea houses in Maokong to the prices of Lin Mao Sen, I can attest to its reputation as one of the best sellers of quality teas at fair prices in all of Taipei.
Written December 2, 2019
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand794 contributions
great tea shop
Jan 2017 • Solo
I only spent a little time in Taipei but was lucky to do the right research and visit this tea shop. It's a beautiful shop, with a large selection of teaware in addition to a lot of types and levels teas at different quality / costs. It serves as both a wholesale and retail shop, so in addition to being a good place to pick up moderate amounts of tea it would work for really stocking up, or supplying a business. Types are typical for the local product market, oolong, especially high mountain variations and Oriental Beauty, plus various black teas, likely extending out a good bit from that. It seems odd mentioning two shops in one post but the previously associated shop next door, Lin Hua Tai, is also worth checking out (a long story, but a tea enthusiast should visit both). English use there is no problem, at least based on my experience, the one owner I talked to was roughly as fluent as a native speaker.
Written February 10, 2017
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