Sun Moon Lake
A recent comprehensive travel writing about Taiwan by Simon Tisdall of the Guardian opens his narrative with an afternoon visit to a hillside redwood tea house sitting in a "garden of heavenly peace". The visual description is followed by pages of seasoned journalist's objective reporting. As a long time resident during my student days as well as a frequent visitor of the island, there are still so many places mentioned in the article that I have missed.
Frequent comments of my friends are similar in tune: that Taiwan is a never-ending surprise in the discovery of its unique culture, scenery, culinary delight, and esp. for me--tea houses !