Brochures in English

  • Grand Tour of Tea: An Amazing Adventure

    Co-curated by the Pinlin Tea Museum and the National Historic Museum, we would guide you on a tour down the pathway of tea-making through the clues left behind historic treasures and cultural collection. You will understand how the plant has, through its tour to Tibet, Russia, Japan, England India and elsewhere, miraculously become a key player of global trade.

    The Birth of Tea
    Originated in China, tea had become a common beverage by the era of Tang Dynasty. Up to then, the plant was a minor ingredient of medication and congee. The Tang Dynasty brought in the method of pan fire, which elevated tea-drinking into an high- culture
    experience. In Song Dynasty, dian chia method was created, making tea tasting a favorite pastime amongst the intelligentsia, who developed elaborated criteria on assessing leaf type, harvesting seasons and tea-making methods. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, tea began
    to be sold as loose leaves and consumed from a teapot, which also became an object for appreciation. This forms the basis of modern tea-drinking and tasting.

    Miles of Tea Road
    The route for tea trade between southwestern China and Tibet was called “Tea-carrier’s Trek,” a route that was known for its unique merchant culture, developed by caravan merchants and carriers. The merchants also developed a special method to tight-press tea leaves for their long-distant travel. The leaves sold to Russia was referred to as “Land Tea,” as they were transported through the 12,000-km long inland route from China to Russia, starting from the tea-growing region in Wuyi, Fujian Province. The leaves traveled thousands of miles before reaching the northern country.

    Spreading by Water
    During the Tang Dynasty, tea was brought to Japan by the Japanese monks, which lay the seeds of the Japanese tea ceremony. In the Age of Discovery, tea was transported to Europe, and became a popular drink in England in the 19th Century. The East Indian
    Company, hoping to break the Chinese monopoly of the plant, sent botanist Robert Fortune to acquire the knowhow and transplant tea trees to India, re-arranging
    the global supply chain. In Taiwan, through the trade of John Dodd and Li Chun-shen, Formosa Oolong Tea commenced its grand tour from Tamsui to New Work. Its arrival on the world stage saw the golden era of Taiwanese tea market.

    If you want to know how tea changes the world, we invite you to start a grand tour with us in the Pinlin Tea Museum.

    Grand Tour of Tea: An Amazing
    Now Until 2020/06/14
    Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

  • 2020 New Taipei City International Metal Crafts2020 New Taipei City Competition Call for Entry

    The entry for the Competition will open on January 1, 2020, with prize money exceeding NT$ 680,000. The entry
    categories include Object and Jewelry. Please refer to New Taipei City Gold Museum’s website and Facebook fan page
    for more information.

    Date 2020/01/01-2020/01/31
    Venue Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government

    No. 8, Jinguang Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
    09:30-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Taipei-Jinguashi: Taking bus route 1062 at the Exit 2 of Zhongxiao Fuxing
    MRT Station via Jiufen and get off at Jinguashi.

  • The Taiwan Ceramics Awards 2019

    The exhibition showcases the works of the following artists: Chen Huan-Tang, winner
    of The Achievement Award; LEE Shih-Hwa, Grand prize winner of the Creative Award,
    and Hsu Hsu-Lun, Grand prize winner of the Utilitarian Award. As part of the exhibition are works of the 2017 Avant-garde Award Dual Solo Exhibition HU Hui-Chin and LU Yen-Yu. This is a feast of the arts not to be missed!

    Date 09/27-2020/03/22
    Venue New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

    No. 200, Wenhua Road, Yingge District, New Taipei City
    09:30-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Take a commuter train to Yingge train station, the museum is a 10-minute
    walk from the Wenhua Rd. exit.

  • Tea Academy - Digital Interaction and Exploration Space

    The Tea Academy - Digital Interaction and Exploration Space Exhibit, based on the
    historic work of Lu Yu, Tea Classic, relates tea culture to contemporary audiences in fun and digestible ways. Combining physical interactive displays with lively animations and AR/VR technologies, visitors are taken on a journey of discovery into the fascinating world of tea.

    Date Now
    Venue Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

    No.19-1, Shuisongqikeng, Pinglin Dist., New Taipei City
    09:00-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Take the MRT to Xindian Station. Transfer onto the Xindian Bus Service, and take the 923 or Green 12 (G12). Get off at the stop for Pinglin Junior High School. The Museum is a 5-minute walk away.

  • “The Battle of Tamsui” Story Hall

    War erupted between the Qing China and France in 1884. What were the hongs in Tamsui
    like? We present the history in a laid-back manner, to tell you all about the export trade of
    the nineteenth-century Tamsui Harbor, as well as the role played by hongs in the region at that time.
    Date From 10/01
    Venue Douglas Lapraik & Co front building

    No.316, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    09:30-17:00(Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    MRT Tamsui station is the terminal station, then take buses R26 ,836 or 857 to Little White House, then walk back to Zhongzheng for about 100 meters.


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