Back to the same district in Central that we first went to all those weeks ago...
We were given a starting appetizer plate of marinated cucumber, crab roe, and jellyfish:
All the roads in this part of Central are narrow, side streets:
and on one of them is this place:
Down the street was this place:
The end result is a tea that is very strong, yet not too bitter, as the sugar in the evaporated milk counteracts the bitterness from the Ceylon tea. It has a very distinctive dairy smell from the partial curdling of the milk, and a very astringent mouthfeel from the strength of the tea. For anybody who is not a local, it is most definitely an acquired taste. But perhaps the strangest thing about this tea is how they make it, steeping it in a pot for a couple of minutes before straining the milk/tea blend through this:
Tomorrow, we go to Ocean Park, then spend five days in and around Taipei. Stay tuned!