Tea Time in Taiwan (at Taka)


As some of you might know, my fascination for Taiwanese tea has grown after attending the Pekoe & Imp workshop and my recent trip to Taiwan. As such, I’m pretty excited to let you guys know that there’s a Taiwan Fair coming to Takashimaya Singapore in a few days’ time with a whole bunch of tea goodies!

The fair is called “Tea Time in Taiwan”, and around 13 leading Taiwanese confectioners and tea merchants will be setting up stalls to promote Taiwanese tea culture as part of Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) One Town One Product programme. I dropped by the press conference earlier today and was especially intrigued by this teaware company called Hakka Blue.


I couldn’t stop perving at their Pear Pot Set (above) …but I later found out from their representative Mr. Zhou that it costs $810.80 (ouch). He told me their most popular teaware is the Dumpling Set (see below) which I also find incredibly irresistible. Can anything be cuter than that?


Anyway, back to the reportage. Here are the other tea-related merchants that will be present at the fair:

Yoshan Tea – Specialising in Dong Ding oolong

Eilong – Selling contemporary teaware

Eastern Tea – Here’s an example of their packaging:


The rest are all the confectioners offering pineapple tarts, sun cakes, moon cakes, taro cakes, nougat etc. – sweets that are the perfect accompaniment to tea! The brands represented are OnePro Cake, Sugar & Spice, Kuo Yuan Ye, Pao Chuan, Shan Mai Taro Cake, Joy Well Cake Shop, Takao Cake Store, ROOROO, and Ivy House.


The image above features an Eilong tea set with pastries from Ivy House – such a perfect pairing!.  I’m already looking forward to some tea shopping at Taka!


Taiwan Fair at Takashimaya Singapore Basement 2
October 28 – November 10 from 10am – 9.30pm daily 


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Avery
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 19:29:16

    Hi Mel – came across your blog today and loved it! I hope to be able to meet you & hear you talk about tea.. and perhaps join in one of the Pekoe & Imp tea sessions too…


    • mel
      Oct 27, 2013 @ 08:53:28

      Hi Avery, thanks for dropping a note and hope our tea paths in real life cross one day! And yes – a Pekoe&Imp workshop is definitely recommended!


  2. Dave
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 20:14:13

    The Eastern Tea website is http://www.etea.tw


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