Date: Feb 08, 2019
By Su Fun-her, Lin Liang-sheng and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Distributing or selling Lunar New Year holiday items to raise campaign funds is a time-
honored tradition for Taiwanese politicians, but this year several lawmakers said their products are designed to highlight special causes.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Frida Tsai (蔡培慧) chose teabags filled with Taiwan-grown Assam tea to highlight her rural roots and farm-worker activism.
The type of leaf she chose is Tea Research and Extension Station No. 8, which is grown in her native Nantou County, she said.
“Growing up in a village, I served tea to friends and guests, and it was a very important social ritual,” she said, adding that promoting agriculture from her home county is never far from her thoughts. [FULL STORY]