headhonchoII wrote:Icon wrote:Dunno why I find it strange when "famous" people come to Taiwan, but this one is weird as he just got married:A U.S. actor known for his role as "Mr. Big" in the TV show and movie "Sex and the City," said Thursday he is amazed by Taiwan's unique tea culture after visiting a century-old tea factory in Taipei.
During his first visit to Taiwan, Chris Noth said tea production in Taiwan -- from grading raw tea, sieving, curing to drying -- is so complicated that Western tea simply cannot compete.
"I don't think I will be able to experience other teas in quite the same way," Noth said during a trip to Wang Tea at the invitation of the Tourism Bureau.
Noth, who owns a tea brand himself, said that what impresses him the most about the production of Taiwanese tea is the incredible amount of labor and time involved.
In my defense, I was searching for other stuff when this caught my eye, OK? And I did an article on that same tea factory, which I like very much.
He was doing the rounds of local TV interviews. I think his wife got him into it , they opened a teahouse in Canada but it failed. Now he is promoting his line of fruit teas, he's a spokesman and PR for the company but he seems pretty genuine. This was not quite as weird as deuce bigalow male gigalo and his wife coming here for their honeymoon!
Rats, I missed those interviews. would have been interesting to see what he had to say about the tea. And I think it was also almost honeymoon, he had just married like a week before. maybe Taiwan is the kind of place where they can walk down the streets, no one would bother them, but I don't know how much as most of us get stared/pinched/probed at just for being foreigners.
Yesterday, I went to cover an event, in my capacity as sort of reporter. People were taking pictures of me, and asking me to pose with them. Maybe the weight loss is working.