How strong is Taiwanese tea? In the 18th and 19th centuries, Taiwan imported tea seedlings and technology from Fujian and began to grow and make tea in northern Taiwan. In the middle of the 19th century, tea merchants from England first sold Taiwanese oolong tea overseas and achieved success and reputation. This officially launched the development of Taiwan’s tea which has been mainly exported for more than a hundred years, and Taiwanese tea began to enjoy a high international reputation. In addition to the historical reasons for the reputation of Taiwan’s tea, Taiwan’s six excellent tea-producing areas are more important.
The most famous Taiwanese tea is oolong tea. Taiwan’s unique geographical environment and climate are the secret to making Taiwanese tea delicious. Taiwan’s tea regions are almost all over the island. Different soils, environments and altitudes create different tastes and flavors of Taiwanese tea. The following will introduce you to the six famous tea producing areas in Taiwan and the characteristics of tea from the producing areas.
1.Nantou Lugu tea area
Nantou is an important tea-producing area in Taiwan. The most famous tea area in Lugu Township is Dongding Oolong. The Dongding Oolong produced in Fenghuang Village, Yonglong Village, and Zhangya Village on Dongding Mountain is even more amazing. In addition to oolong tea, Sun Moon Lake black tea in Yuchi Township is also very popular. Among them, Hongyu black tea is the most famous. Its bright and bright tea soup is one of the famous black tea products in Asia. The tea aroma has natural cinnamon and a touch of mint, and the taste is bright and moist, with aroma and natural sweetness.
2.Jade Mountain tea area
As I said before, the teas produced in different production areas will have different flavors and tastes due to the difference in climate and terroir. The teas in the Jade Mountain tea area have the fragrance of fir, and some have the fragrance of light milk. It is worth savoring. The Jade Mountain tea area is located in Xinyi Township, Nantou County, at an altitude of about 1000-1800 meters. The main tea varieties are Qingxin Oolong and Jinxuan tea. The Jade Mountain tea area is shrouded in clouds and mist all year round, with abundant water vapor. The tea produced in the tea area is particularly fragrant and mellow, but it is a pity that the output of tea is not much due to the terrain.
3. Alishan tea area
The Alishan tea area is most famous for Alishan oolong tea. The local climate is cool and cold, and there is little sunshine in the morning and evening. Such a high-quality environment cultivates soft and thick tea leaves. The oolong tea from the Alishan tea area has an elegant aroma and a sweet aftertaste. The tea taste is not astringent. It is a representative of early Taiwanese high-end tea, and it is also a Taiwanese tea that has become famous overseas.
4. Sun-Link-Sea tea area
The Sun-Link-Sea tea area is located at an altitude of about 1800 meters, in Zhushan Town, Nantou, and is a branch of Alishan. The Sun-Link-Sea tea area grows among fir trees all year round, and the tea brewed has a slight taste of cedar trees, with the aroma of fir and green bamboo, which is the unique tea aroma of the Sun-Link-Sea tea area. It gives people a healing feeling of being in the forest and washing their souls.
5.Lishan tea area
The Lishan tea area is located at an altitude of 1600 to 2600 meters. It is the tea area with the highest average height in Taiwan. Due to the large temperature difference between day and night and the frequent snowfall in the winter, the tea leaves grow slowly in the Lishan tea area, resulting in a thick tea structure and a sweet taste. Also because of the high altitude, the tea leaves have a particularly strong cold mineral taste. Lishan is also rich in alpine fruits. The tea gardens are distributed among fruit trees, and the tea trees will absorb the natural fruit aroma when they grow. Therefore, the Lishan tea produced will have a very special natural fruit aroma, which is very worth savoring.
6. Dayuling tea area
The Dayuling tea area is located at an altitude of 2800 meters, which is the highest among the six major tea areas. Because the tea grows in high-altitude areas, the bitterness of the tea is low and the leaves are thicker than ordinary tea. The tea soup produced in the Dayuling tea area is very thick and fragrant. Thick tea leaves are low-roasted and low-fermented. When brewing, the tea is fragrant and the taste is impressive after the entrance. The special mellow bean aroma with the domineering aroma of alpine oolong makes tea lovers flock to it after tasting it.
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