Take the brown MRT line to the last stop Taipei zoo. Leave the station and follow the signs along the main road to the Gondola.
Arriving at the top of the Maokong Gondola
At the weekend there will be a lot of tourists, so exit the station and take a left. If you walk about 20 minutes along the road there will be almost no one and you will come to the last tea shop. Take a seat in the quiet garden and enjoy what is probably the world’s most expensive tea. But look around, you'll realise you’re paying for the scenery - and it's completely worth it.
Drinking tea at the top of the Maoking Gondola
Apart from the one above, there are many other tea shops along the road. They make you buy a box of tea for about 500NT ($17) and in addition you pay them for water and use of a kettle (80NT/$2.20 per person). If you ask (and you should) they will show you how to make the tea properly using all the different bits and pieces they supply you with.