The rest of the day was for shopping in Yinge, which is a ceramic town that specializes in tea sets that harmonize well with Taiwan oolongs. Some of group shopped for their stores, but since I don't owe a tea shop, I was shopping just for myself and gifts for others. Here is my Christmas present to myself. It is a handmade piece that over time will take on a crackled look. I LOVE it!
Our next stop was to visit Mr. Lou who is the head of The Formosa Black Tea Company. We all felt famous as we stepped off the bus to a camera crew filming our visit.
We watched an informative film and toured the facility which has a lovely display of the history of the company. What I thought was very interesting is the way Mr. Lou and his company has kept up with the demand for tea and changed its ways depending on what the market is demanding. His company is now a large supplier of green tea powder to Japan for beauty and cosmetic products. If you have beauty products that contain green tea-it might just be from The Formosa Black Tea Company! I was honored to meet Mr. Lou seen below.
Join me for the next blog as I take you to our closing ceremony. Then I have my own Planes, Trains, and Automobiles experience to Japan! I hope you can keep journeying with me to Japan.
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