Beipu Township (北埔鄉)

Beipu Township (北埔鄉) is a Hakka community located about a 50-minute scooter drive east of Jhubei.  Hakka culture (see the Wikipedia), based originally in Southern China, makes up a big part of Taiwan’s cultural heritage.

Starting off is a Hakka-style tea bowl.  Hakka tea is ground from spices and nuts – and mixed together with water to create a sort of porridge.  I’ll be posting photos of our experience in a tea house later… it was very good though I have to say it didn’t look incredibly appetizing at first glance.

We also visited a temple in the central part of the town.

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