All orders over $60 get Free Shipping anywhere in the world!

Celebrating Ten Years!
m menu image  m home m cart

Newsletter

Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:

Testimonials

Glad to find your store

The tea arrived several days. They are very good indeed. I like them very much! Glad to have found your online store.
Read More ->


Very good tea

The tea is excellent.
Read More ->


Excellent service and quality

I must say that teafromtaiwan.com offers excellent quality and value! Good idea is to purchase the samples first and then decide which tea to...
Read More ->


Absolutely A1!

Your tea is just like what I ordered years ago but have not been able to locate it until now, absolutely A1!

Cheers


Read More ->


Thank you

Thank you for offering fresh and great tasting Oolong directly shipped from Taiwan. Your tea is by far the best quality Oolong for the price. Your...
Read More ->


Big Bowl Tea

Da Wan Pao Cha

Da Wan Pao Cha (Big Bowl Tea) is a way of brewing tea that comes from the rural traditions of Taiwan. It is a custom of the Hakka people of Taiwan's Miaoli county, and is meant to show kindness to weary travelers passing by on foot.

Big Bowl Tea is made by simply putting a few tea leaves in a large bowl of hot water. It does not involve any complicated procedures or specialized equipment. This method of brewing tea is associated with San Wan Township in Miaoli County, so the name Da Wan Pao Cha immediately brings to mind this particular area of Taiwan.

In Taiwan's rural past, most people traveled on foot. Kind-hearted farmers living along the roadsides would prepare Big Bowl Tea for weary passersby. The tea was left in small shelters where anyone could stop for a rest.

Sometimes Big Bowl Tea is made with rice husks spread on the surface of the brewed tea. This was to discourage travelers from hastily drinking the tea, because the rice husks would have to be pushed aside before the tea could consumed. The husks were a reminder to slow down and breathe easily before rushing off again. They also add a nutritional boost to the tea.

The days of leaving tea by the roadside have long since passed, but the tradition of serving Big Bowl Tea to guests is still alive. It is a symbol of generosity and hospitality, a simple gesture of respect and a willingness to help those in need.

Other articles about Tea in Taiwan

Featured Products


Back



Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Tea From Taiwan
All Rights Reserved
Powered by Zen Cart