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ARTICLE : Past Factory
Posted by service on 2015/11/4 0:00:00 (18024 reads)



Built in 1926, the Daxi Tea Factory covers an area of 1,670 square feet, and was formerly named the "Jiaoban Mountain Factory." It is hidden in some quiet alleys, and the architecture is a fusion of Taiwanese, Japanese, and British styles. At that time, Taiwanese tea was prosperous. It was a time when tea was regarded as "black gold." To meet the huge demand for export, the spatial design shows a lot of ingenuity and environmentally-friendly ideas. Back then, the old tea factory operated with three shifts and machines running around the clock. It was filled with Nittoh black tea, of which the annual output reached as much as 600 gross tons, and yet such supply still fell short of demand.

Sadly, a fire in 1956 destroyed most of the tea factory. But, as luck would have it, on his way to his mansion on Jiaoban Mountain, the former President, Chiang Kai-shek, found that the tea factory he was familiar with was gone, and after being told of the whole story, he ordered workers and soldiers to make a concerted effort to assist in reconstructing the factory, which is why this precious piece of historical heritage is fortunate enough to have been preserved until now.

Since the year 2010, the Taiwan Tea Corporation has been undergoing an overall renovation, retaining the original architectural backbone with its the natural lighting and ventilation design. The simple and retro blue key tone was also expanded to give the old house an endlessly charming atmosphere. Through the building's silent atmosphere and light, the old house's temperature is passed to visiting travelers. We hope that the instant you open the door you can understand our sincere care for local culture as tea makers.


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