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It’s All About Tea – International Exhibition Opens In Szolnok, Hungary

By Robert Velkey // 2017.01.05.

Taiwan’s history and culture, the island’s traditional tea types and their consumption and trade will be presented in an international exhibition to open in Szolnok, in central Hungary, on January 27. The exhibition dubbed Formosa’s Golden Treasure: Taiwan Through a Cup of Tea will present unique objects from several Hungarian museums, as well as ceramics from the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum and Chinese porcelains from the local Damjanich János Museum, show curator Krisztina Hoppál told MTI.


By the way, what is Fromosa? Taiwan is famous for its tea which are of three main types: oolong tea, black tea and green tea. The earliest record of tea trees found in Taiwan can be traced back to 1717 in Shui Sha Lian (水沙連), present-day Yuchi and Puli, Nantou County. Some of the teas retain the island’s former name, Formosa.


A series of events will accompany the exhibition to run through April 28, including multilingual lectures and presentations, tea ceremonies, documentary film screenings, panel discussions and activities for students.