Top 5 Recommended Tea Shops in Taipei


Since the Japanese occupation, Taipei has held historical tea trade significance as it was the primary export area for Taiwanese tea at the time. Cultivation of tea in the mountains of Taipei shortly became lucrative for prosperous tea merchants in Dadaocheng. In Taipei, what you drink is tea, but what you taste is time and life. Let’s take a look at the tea shops in Taipei that are worth visiting!


Which are Tea Shops in Taiwan?

【Top 5 Tea Shop Recommendations in Taipei】

武林茶Wulin Tea

Wulin Tea was established in New Taipei in 2014, dedicated to the development of immediate brewed tea; it now currently has 14 branches across Taiwan. The owner comes from a family of tea farmers, and the unique 50-second tea brewing technique is matched with tea leaves from their own tea garden and processed independently. The tea has won the special tea king award among others.

Wulin Tea TOP 1

  • Dòng chūnshān – Wulin signature fruit tea is based on Tongding Oolong tea, paired with fresh Taiwanese apples, passionfruit, oranges etc​​​.
  • ​​Jinxuan taro milk – hand-brewed Jinxuan oolong tea with fresh taro puree, rich and dense taste with sweet tea fragrance.

Where is Wulin Tea and what are the operating hours?

  • Address: No. 89, Zhulin Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City 234
  • Operating Hours: 10:30 – 22:00 (7 days a week)

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In the heart of Taipei, amidst the bustling city lights, tea shops stand like ancient temples, where the aroma of tea permeates the air, inviting weary souls to find respite, to sip the elixir of serenity and immerse in a moment of transcendence.


Tea Classroom – 山焙SUNBAY


“SUNBAY Tea shop”, a century-old tea shop in Nantou, specialises in mountain baked tea, Sun – “tea comes from the mountains”; Bay – “Pay attention to the fire of baking”, the Chinese number “three” is pronounced precisely the same as “mountain” in Chinese. The continuance of the traditional tea factory combined with the addition of new tea shop branding has given spotlight to mountain tea with its fitting slogan “FROM THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SUN”. Tea leaves are classified according to the baking extent, and there are 7 products in total, all of which scream the flavours of freshly brewed tea!


  • Jinwu Fengling – The base of the tea is “Jinwu” from Nantou Lugu. The oolong tea has the aroma of ripe fruit, and is paired with pineapple and lemon.
  • Spring Flower Light Tea – Lightly roasted four-season spring green tea, with the spring scent of gardenia and wheat fragrance.

Where is SUNBAY and what are the operating hours?

  • Address: 1st Floor, No. 363, Section 2, Heping East Road, Daan District, Taipei City
  • Operating Hours: 10:30 – 21:00
  • Day Off:None

Gaoji Tea House

Hidden in the Beitou market in Taipei, tea sold in plastic bags rather than cups considerably reduces costs which keeps people queuing. In addition to pure tea, there is also “Worry-free Tea” prepared by Gaoji Tea House. Worry-free tea is made from the store’s special proportion of oolong tea and green tea. Although the sweetness cannot be adjusted, it is very smooth to drink. In addition to tea, the seasonal Gaoji Tea House also sells mulberry drinks, so for those who like the sweet and sour taste of mulberries and the texture of its fresh pulp must not miss it.

Gaoji Tea House TOP 1

  • ​​Worry-free tea – The store has specially prepared oolong tea + green tea in a special bitterless proportion.
  • Mulberry tea – can be paired with black tea or oolong tea, or with refreshing lemon.

Where is Gaoji Tea House and what are the operating hours?

  • Address:​​112 No. 54, Lane 25, Qingjiang Road, Beitou District, Taipei City
  • Operating Hours: 07:00 – 22:00 (7 days a week)
  • Day Off:None

Amidst the bustling urban symphony of Taipei, where time rushes like a fleeting melody, you can discover resplendent tea houses that stand like timeless havens, beckoning weary souls to sip upon cups of tranquility and find solace in the delicate aroma of tea leaves.


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林華泰茶行 Lin Hua Tai Tea

Founded in 1883 by Mr. Lin Dacun and Mr. Lin Xiufeng, it is one of the oldest tea shops in Taipei. It is not gorgeously decorated, only 20~30 preserved tea buckets a metre or so high by the entrance, as well as vintage scales used in the early days to measure the weight of tea leaves. Lin Hua Tai Tea Co. Ltd. retains the inheritance of tea history, and has been handed down five generations so far and aspires for the continuence of tea baking techniques and tea selection skills to be passed on for many more generations to come.

Lin Hua Tai Tea TOP 1

  • ​​Pekoe Oolong Tea – mature tea aroma, strong milky flavor, clear tea brew.
  • Honey-flavored black tea – bitterless honey-flavour after long brewing.

Where is Lin Hua Tai Tea and what are the operating hours?

  • Address: ​​No. 193, Section 2, Chongqing North Road, Datong District, Taipei City
  • Operating Hours: 07:00 – 21:00 (7 days a week)
  • Day Off:None

蔡元益紅茶 Cai Yuan Yi black tea

In addition to Gaoji Tea House, there is a must-drink black tea shop in Beitou Market, which is Cai Yuan Yi black tea. It has been in Beitou market for more than 50 years, and it is a tea shop where many Beitou people have grown up together. Cai Yuan Yi black tea shop insists on using tea without added artificial fragrances and preservatives. Cai Yuan Yi black tea stresses the importance of “slightly sugared” and better yet “sugar-free”, as written on the signage of its 50-year-old shop in hopes to preserve originality.

Cai Yuan Yi black tea TOP 1​​

  • Cai Yuan Yi Black Tea – Traditional barley-flavoured series
  • Hidden menu three-in-one tea – this cup does not appear on the menu, it is black tea + green tea + ebony juice, a hidden version of the sweet and sour menu, recommended by Beitou people.

Where is Cai Yuan Yi Black Tea and what are the operating hours?

  • Address: No. 15, Xinshi Street, Beitou District, Taipei City
  • Operating Hours: 08:30 – 22:00
  • Closed: Monday

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