In a post on halal cuisine at Maple Tree Resort, Nantou County, I highlighted my experience of eating edible flowers for the first time in my life. Mind you, these edible flowers were served as part of the menu and not flowers that I randomly plucked from the eco-leisure farm. So do be careful and do not assume that all the flowers growing here are edible!
I definitely enjoyed the concept of eco-leisure farms, on my trip to Taiwan. I have already written about Shangri-La Eco-Leisure farm in Yilan County. Taiwan is big on agriculture and protecting the environment, and the photos below show aspects of my eco-trail on Tai-Yi Eco-Leisure farm. This is where you can find both edible flowers and the poisonous ones. This is where cacti grow alongside trees with spiny trees amidst mountains and cold. This is way nature comes alive.
The Honey and Pollen drink process
The highlight of the tour around the farm was the honey and pollen drink that was freshly prepared. Very sweet. Very refreshing. However, I must admit, I was not too happy to be so close to the bees, but Chris, the guide, seemed quite comfortable to stand so close to the bee hive.
Living the dream in nature
I stayed at the Maple Boutique Hotel the previous night, but I was to learn that there were other hotel stay options on the farm itself. I cannot vouch for the quality of these hotels though, but I sure love nature’s sublime colour!