Travelscope: Taiwan - The Culture Of Tea
Airs Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published October 6, 2011 at 12:11 p.m., updated June 13, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.
Propelled by a national Emmy nomination and multiple Telly Awards in 2010, the fifth season of "Travelscope" takes the series to new heights with trips to exotic destinations in Rwanda, Guatemala and Istanbul, and also to much-beloved spots in Switzerland, Ireland and Greece.
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Host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. In its fifth season, "Travelscope" stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
"Taiwan - The Culture Of Tea" - The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan’s pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts.