Songboling Visitor Center
Songboling Visitor Center is located at the south end of Baguashan. The Songboling region tops the country in tea leave production and its “Evergreen Tea” is well-known nationwide. Its unique landscape, weather, and the red soil form the best environment to grow tea leaves and is a tea heaven for visitors.
The visitor center provides recommended attractions in Baguashan and information on tea culture. When walking into the Songboling Visitor Center, one would first see a retro and classy tea tasting space, tempting visitors to make a cup of tea and relax there.
In a place renowned for producing high-quality tea, visitors would certainly be infused with the knowledge of tea. In addition to the explanation on the manufacturing process of tea balls, the Center also showcases “Taiwan’s No. 1 Tea Ball”.
Nurturing the six senses for tea tasting
Similar to assessing the “look, smell and taste” of fine foods, the tasting of tea requires full concentration. Satisfying one’s six senses with a cup of tea is not easy; let Songboling tea show you the meaning of the “six senses of tea”.
The six senses include: observing the changes in tea leaves before and after brewing; listening to the sound of nature and the tea leaves uncurling; feeling the texture of the tea leaves; smelling the fragrance of tea; tasting the tea; and feeling the tea warming and nourishing your body.
Experience life in the tea village
In addition to the rich information on tea, the visitor center also features many quaint landscapes great for photo-taking. The red brick wall and joyful spring couplet imitate a tea farmer’s house in the early days during the Chinese New Year.
One should always remember one’s roots and the hardship of farmers. After tasting the tea, visitors can go to the experiential area to experience the manufacturing process of tea leaves and the hard work of tea farmers. This will add an additional flavor of gratitude to the tea when you taste it next time.