Ep 5: Beipu No. 39 Lei Cha
In the rustic, charming town of Beipu, Joanne-Marie goes in search of some nutrition for her tired self. Well known in Taiwan as a center of Hakka culture, Beipu is especially recognized for production of dongfang meiren tea （东方美人茶）and its special Hakkanese blends of tea and nuts called lēichá (擂茶), also known as Thunder Tea.
Here, she tries her hand at making her own Lei Cha, and really works out a sweat! The process of grinding alone took 45 minutes, and needless to say, the process of consuming the product took nothing less than 5 minutess. So while you are wondering whether or not it's worth it, have a look at our photos and you will be convinced it is. The iconic No. 39 Beipu Lei Cha stall is beautifully decorated to maintain its traditional roots and infuse nostalgia, so a trip there for any Hakka or culture-loving individual is a must!
For more information:
No. 39 Beipu Lei Cha (http://qiito.com/place/4065-beipu-hakka-town)
No. 39, Miaoqian Street, Beipu Township, Hsinchu County