Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Neighborhood: 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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meowo
Singapore, Singapore223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
Visited this place on 17 Sept 2015. We took bus 923 from Xindian MRT station, the bus journey is about 30min. I also heard from locals that bus G12 can also reach Pinglin but since it does not uses the highway, the journey will take 1 hour instead.

Ping Lin Tea Museum is newly renovated and reopened in Aug 2015. Admission is free when I visited. They have interactive and multimedia exhibit spots such as hands-on on how to wrap Bao Zhong Tea, touch and feel the various kinds of tea leaves etc.

Right beside and behind the museum are some small plot of tea plantations and also a little hill that overlook the Pinglin Town. There are also more hiking route in the mountains for those with stamina and a adventous heart to explore further.

Pinglin is a nice quiet little town which is stark contrast from the touristy Shifen town now. Do try their local Pinglin Tea ice-cream from any store in town, it is quite nice!
Written September 26, 2015
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mogensydemann
Copenhagen, Denmark896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 15, 2019
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alwaystravel_15
Montreal, Canada47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
The museum is ok for tea novices. Not necessarily great if you already have further tea knowledge ...
Written January 13, 2016
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RealTravelman
Oroville, CA1,052 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 21, 2017
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Bea
34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 31, 2019
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Christina H
Pasig, Philippines77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 21, 2018
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Anne R
Lucerne, Switzerland248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 16, 2019
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Vincent LIM
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 10, 2018
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ChuYu H
New Taipei8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 2, 2018
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Shiva_Dragon
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 22, 2018
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