Art of Tea Culture Tour

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Art of Tea Culture Tour

Postby meixio » 19 Aug 2010, 18:19

Tea is not only a drink, also it is part of Taiwan Culture.
“Dong Ding Oolong tea”- one of the most famous and finest tea in Taiwan.
Sep. 2010 invite you to join a 3 days Tea Culture Tour at Lu-Gu (鹿谷) Nan Tou County (南投縣) The whole tour will meet the really life of Tea farmer. That is to say, you stay with local family joining their daily life.
After complete the tour and share your travel experience/photos, you will receive NT$1000 as a special Bonus.
Welcome to join us by visiting: http://www.farmpacker.net/index.php?act=detail&ID=321
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby WordsOfLittleWorth » 20 Aug 2010, 02:06

What? A three day free tour *and* we get 1000 NTD? That doesn't sound right.
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby maoman » 20 Aug 2010, 11:04

There's nothing shady about it. It's a promotion. They want people, especially people who will blog or take pictures about their experience, to experience what they have to offer, and then spread the word. They have an English site, if you click through to it, that explains it pretty clearly. It sounds like an interesting (and cheap!) way to get a look at a bit of Taiwanese culture that most of us know very little about. :2cents:
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby elektronisk » 20 Aug 2010, 12:36

meixio wrote:That is to say, you stay with local family joining their daily life. ...you will receive NT$1000 as a special Bonus.


Work three days in a tea field for $1000. Hey, $300 a day isn't bad. :wink:
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby WordsOfLittleWorth » 20 Aug 2010, 12:43

A closer look at the website shows that the tour actually costs NT$1500. http://www.farmpacker.net/index.php?act ... pplication After you "share your experience" (whatever that means) they'll refund NT$1000.
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby sandman » 20 Aug 2010, 12:47

NT$500 fo a three-day farmstay sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I would even go for it myself, except that green tea stuff buzzes me right the fuck up FAR worse than caffeine.
I love the teahouse vibe, but alas, until it becomes more socially acceptable to take beer to those places, they are forever closed to me.
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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby Mucha Man » 20 Aug 2010, 12:52

elektronisk wrote:
meixio wrote:That is to say, you stay with local family joining their daily life. ...you will receive NT$1000 as a special Bonus.


Work three days in a tea field for $1000. Hey, $300 a day isn't bad. :wink:


People through WOOOF do it for free. I think this sounds good and may take it up.

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Re: Art of Tea Culture tour

Postby ichbinjenny » 20 Aug 2010, 16:44

MM wrote:I think this sounds good and may take it up.


I just signed up, requesting either of the weekday trips. Maybe we'll pick tea together. :+)
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