Good time at Lytea

 

From the foothills of the mountain and along the curvy roads, with every turn the air becomes a little fresher and the view more grand. One no longer needs to keep the car windows shut or wear a mask. This place is known as Taipei’s MaoKong region.

Lytea stands tall on the Maokong mountain as a place to enjoy tea, food, and culture. It’s wooden building with stylish and innovative design stands independent, yet at the same time, well integrated with the city and mountain.

 

 

A place to talk freely while enjoying a panoramic view of Taipei city
 

Unlike other dining environments, at Lytea one can enjoy taking in the vastness of nature while dining. Seated on an empty hillside of the MaoKong mountain, Lytea faces Taipei’s basin. So, whether dining during the day or at night, customers can enjoy gazing upon an area rich in resources.

When one walks into Lytea the first thing that will catch their eye is the semi open walkway and the grassy green colored chairs paired with wooden tables. The moment one sits down, it’s as if the weight of all their troubles is taken off. One can also lean on the wooden railings while taking in the scenic view and talking with their family and friends. It’s a place where one can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere. The indoor seating is bright and spacious, and through the French style windows one can take in the view of the outside. It’s worthwhile to come and night and sit in the VIP section, where seated on couches in front of big windows, one can enjoy a panoramic view of Taipei 101.

 

 

Experiencing the culture of tea brewing
 

In the early days, MaoKong moutnain was the number one tea producing area in Taipei, as well as being an influential part to the tea culture we know today. Twenty years ago, serving tea was primarily seen as a way to receive guests in your home, but today drinking tea has become a good choice as a way for people to relax. Choose an afternoon to come here, let your hands feel the temperature of the teapot, experience the tastes of different kinds of tea, and let tea bring enjoyment to your life.

 

 

 

Adding tea to food creates new and fresh sensations

 

Ay Lytea, not only can one uphold the traditional practice of tea drinking, but can also enjoy dishes that combine tea with their favorite foods. Using Maokong’s famous Tieguanyin and WenShan teas, Lytea cooks flavorful dishes, like tea fried rice, BaoZhong tea clam soup, tea flavored cod, etc. When food enters the mouth, one is left with the faint taste of tea that cannot be found in other restaurants. The dishes offered here can be ordered in single portions or in larger quantities. So, whether it’s just for one person, or for a more exquisite feast for friends and family, Lytea’s dishes are right for everyone!

 

 

The history of Lytea

Early in the morning, as it was just beginning to get light out, a group of men, about 40-50 years old, who loved hiking, arrived here on the MaoKong mountain. This is how the story behind Lytea began….

 

Mr. Chou was a mountain farmer on MaoKong. He was always eager to serve his tea to climbers who were passing by. He hoped that his tea would provide a sense of warmness to the hikers during the cold, winter days. Because the climbers often felt it wasn’t right for them to receive free tea, they started making suggestions to Mr. Chou to charge a little money for the tea he was brewing. After considering their words…

 

In 1989 Mr. Chou opened “Pure Heart Tea House”, which allowed the climbers to not only enjoy a nice cup of hot tea, but at the same time sit and enjoy the beauty of the mountain and the nearby cherry blossoms. At Pure Heart Tea House, customers could be immersed in a quiet atmosphere and have a dialogue with their inner self.

 

In 1992 it was taken over by the second generation, and Mr. Tian Rong Chou, expanded the business and offered more spacious seating. He also began experimenting with tea flavored foods, and changed the name to “Pure Heart Tea Garden”.

 

 

In 2007, due to the tiredness that comes with running a long-term business and working around the clock, Mrs. Chou decided to sell the teahouse. This ended a nearly 15 year business.

 

In 2013, the third generation of young people decided to bring back the family teahouse. This was the beginning of what is known today as Lytea.

Combining modern business sense with traditional tea culture, they created a warm space where they are able to continue serving customers in the same spirit as those who have gone before them.

 

In April of 2014, as the sun was slowly rising, the journey of Lytea began….

 

 

 

Address: Taipei, Wen Shan District, Zhi Nan Rd. Section 3, Alley 38, No. 14-2

Telephone: 02-2939-4050

 

Hours of operation: Sunday- Thursday 11a.m.-mid-night, Friday and Saturday, 11a.m.-3a.m.

 

Closed on Mondays

Does not accept credit cards

Seating for 280 people

No service fees

 

Directions: Take Interstate 3, exiting at the WanFang Interchange. Turn right onto MuZha Rd, then left onto ZhiNan Rd. section 2. Continue following the road indicators looking for ZhiNan Rd. Section 3, Alley 34. Then continue until you see ZhiNan Rd. Section 3, alley 38.

 

landscape restaurant

Let's set out on

a fantastic journey

when the sun rises !

 

 

Let's set out on a fantastic journey

when the sun rises !

Lytea

(02)2939-4050

Address: Taipei, Wen Shan District, Zhi Nan Rd. Section 3, Alley 38, No. 14-2

Telephone: 02-2939-4050

 

Closed every Monday (except for holidays)

And Tuesdays of the 2nd and 4th week or after holidays

 

Does not accept credit cards

Seating for 280 people

No service fees

 

Directions: Take Interstate 3, exiting at the WanFang Interchange. Turn right onto MuZha Rd, then left onto ZhiNan Rd. section 2. Continue following the road indicators looking for ZhiNan Rd. Section 3, Alley 34. Then continue until you see ZhiNan Rd. Section 3, alley 38.

 

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