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  • According to historical records, tea was first discovered in Taiwan over 300

  • years ago,

  • tea trees were growing naturally in the wild.

  • Then about two hundred years ago

  • tea trees were brought from the Wuyi area in mainland China's Fujian province

  • to Northern Taiwan

  • where they were planted and cultivated.

  • Taiwan's terrain and climate are perfect for growing tea,

  • and as a result Taiwan has become one of the world's most well-known

  • tea growing areas, in addition to producing green and black teas

  • there are three main types of Oolong tea produced in Taiwan,

  • including Taiwan oolong tea, Formosa

  • oolong tea and Taiwan Pouchong tea.

  • With the Tropic of Cancer traveling through Taiwan it has suitable terrain and excellent

  • weather for growing

  • tea trees.

  • That has made taiwan one of the world's most important tea exporters

  • there are many tea producing areas in Taiwan including

  • Northern Taiwan

  • The Tao-Chu-Miao area

  • Central Taiwan

  • and the Hua-Dong area

  • In Northern Taiwan there are Xindian

  • Pinglin and Shidin in New Taipei City

  • Muzha and Nangang in the Taipei city

  • and Dongshan, Sanxing and Datong

  • in Yilan County the highest producing areas are Pinglin and Shidin.

  • the most well-known teas are the Pouchong teas from the Wen Shan district

  • The Tie Guan Yin tea of Muzha and Bi Lou Chun tea of San Xia.

  • The Tao-Chu-Miao area is where

  • formosa oolong tea is grown, it's also known as Pon Hong tea

  • or champagne oolong and it's even better known as 'Oriental Beauty'.

  • it is only grown in Taiwan and is considered the highest grade of

  • Taiwanese tea.

  • The Tao-Chu-Miao area is also known for exporting black tea and green tea

  • which made a huge profit from exports ensuring a stable foundation for

  • Taiwan's Industrial development. In Central Taiwan

  • the Taiwan oolong tea grown in Nantou County is the most popular semi-ball type

  • Bao Zhong tea

  • better known as Dung Ting oolong tea is well known in Taiwan and abroad.

  • It is only grown in the Dong Ting mountain area of Nantou

  • County at an altitude of between 500 and 800 meters

  • the production of high-quality Dong Ting oolong tea has expanded to the nearby

  • towns that mean Ming Jian

  • and Chusan and gradually has included areas in

  • Taichung, Yunlin and Chiayi

  • such as Ali Shan, Mei Shan and Sanlinxi

  • The main products of the Hua-Dong area include the black tea of Luye village

  • in

  • Taitung County and Taiwanese oolong tea

  • The team Research and Extension station established in 1903

  • focuses on R & D for the tea industry

  • the Dong Ting station is the only pesticide inspection unit for tea n the

  • world

  • it offers strict quality control for tea leaves

  • insuring consumer safety.

  • Differences in variety of tea, production area

  • degree in fermentation

  • and production processes can result in the many different special teas of Taiwan.

  • The different types of tea produced in Taiwan include

  • Taiwan Pouchong, Formosa oolong,

  • Taiwan oolong,

  • Amber oolong, black tea

  • and green tea.

  • Taiwan Pouchong tea

  • Pouchong tea is one of Taiwan's most well-known teas.

  • It is made from the Ching Xin oolong cultivor using a specialized

  • process that gives it a unique profile among oolong teas.

  • The leaves are rolled into a gracefully curled shape and are lovely

  • dark green

  • it has a golden brew and distinctive floral aroma

  • smooth in soothing it has won itself the esteemed name,

  • 'Ching Cha' meaning pure or light tea

  • Pouchong tea is also used with jasmine flowers to make Shian pian

  • a unique Jasmine infused Pouchong tea.

  • the most popular Pouchong tea comes from the Wenshan and district in Taipei

  • Formosa oolong tea

  • Formosa oolong is one of the most well-known teams in the world

  • it's a rare tea harvested only during a two-week period in late June and early

  • July.

  • The top two tender leaves in white tipped buds are selected for processing

  • about 70 percent oxidized, the bright amber brew has a lively taste

  • that is not astringent and deliciously fruity.

  • Also known as white tip oolong and 'Oriental Beauty'.

  • This tea is produced only in Taiwan and is considered a national treasure.

  • Formosa oolong is delicious, hot

  • and great for ice tea too. Many Western tea connoisseurs enjoy adding a

  • dash of brandy

  • to enhance the flavor, only the formosa oolong produced in Taiwan is

  • considered to be of

  • top quality. It is grown in an environments that is free of chemical

  • fertilizers and pesticides.

  • The production areas are located mostly in

  • Emei and Beibu in Hsinchu County, Toufen and ??? in Miaoli county

  • Longtan in Taoyuan County and Shidin

  • in Taipei.

  • Taiwan oolong tea.

  • Also known as fragrant or Jade oolong, Taiwan

  • oolong tea is one of the best quality teas in Asia,

  • and among the world's most distinctive and famous teas.

  • Taiwan oolong tea is partially oxidized and yields to

  • fragrant golden brew, bright and intensely aromatic

  • with the long-lasting sweet aftertaste or finish.

  • Taiwan oolong tea is made from leaves that are rolled into a

  • tight semi-ball shape, the flavor profile can range from a light

  • refreshing floral crispness to a smooth and buttery taste.

  • Taiwan oolong is mainly produced in this song

  • Dong Ting, Ali Shan, Mei Shan

  • and San Ling Xi areas in Taiwan.

  • Taiwan oolongs are made primarily from Ching Xin oolong

  • Ching Xin Tapun, King Hsuan,

  • Tsui Yu and Si Ji Chun tea tree cultivors

  • Taiwan oolong tea has a lovely natural flavor

  • that reflects the environment in which it's grown.

  • Amber oolong tea

  • Amber oolong is made using a traditional processing method in which

  • the tea is roasted or baked

  • over charcoal, this process gives the tea its unique appearance in flavor.

  • The tea leaves become brown after a long period of roasting

  • and the color of the tea liquor is amber. It has a mellow,

  • rich flavor amber oolong is beneficial for digestion,

  • especially of greasy or fatty foods.

  • It can also be brewed with cold water in summer to make a flavorful

  • iced tea and is often used in bottled

  • ready to drink teas. There are three classifications of amber oolong,

  • lightly baked, medium baked and heavily baked.

  • This kind of tea is made by baking finished

  • Pouchong oolong teas in small batches in a cylindrical charcoal baker,

  • it can be baked to match the preferences of the customer.

  • Black tea

  • Tea that is steeped from leaves which have been completely oxidized will appear

  • dark red in color with a slightly malty aroma.

  • Black tea accounts for about 90 percent of all the tea produced and consumed

  • in the world.

  • Taiwan's black teas including

  • Assam tea and Taiwanese teas number 18 and 21 from Yuchi

  • and Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County and from the Huadong area.

  • Of those gongfu tea made with number eighteen is of the best quality

  • and has a unique aroma.

  • it's also known as 'red jade'.

  • Taiwanese black tea is consumed without milk or sugar

  • it taste delicious all by itself.

  • Green tea

  • When brewed green tea produces a liquor which appears dark green or yellowish

  • green

  • with an aroma a fresh vegetables. There are two ways of processing green tea

  • panning and steaming, which are in Chinese,

  • 'Chou Jin' and 'Zen Jin' green tea.

  • 'Chou Jin' green tea is produced in the Bi Lo Chun and Long Jing areas have Sanxia

  • in new Taipei City

  • and it's mainly for domestic consumption.

  • Half a century ago, teas from mainland China call to Chucha

  • and Zenmei were produced in the Tao-Chu-Miao area

  • it was produced for export to North Africa, Europe and North America.

  • Bi Lo Chun tea leaves are emerald in color and slightly

  • curved, the brew is yellowish green with mellow sweet

  • and refreshing flavor.

  • Steamed green tea is Japanese Sencha.

  • It is mainly produced in Long Tan in Taoyuan County,

  • and today it's also produced in Mingjian in Nantou

  • County.

  • A cup of tea shows that you care...

  • and it warms the soul.

  • Drinking tea is one of life's great pleasures,

  • typically enjoying good tea includes brewing the tea carefully,

  • smelling its aroma, admiring the color the tea in the cup and savouring its flavor.

  • Appreciating good tea can be an elegant and refined experience

  • but it also helps us relax, regardless of whether you are at home

  • enjoying time with a friend or having tea at work, tea drinkers

  • today have many convenient choices to accommodate their lifestyle.

  • Tea is available in all types of packaging including tea bags,

  • ready to drink cans and bottles. No matter how tea is consumed,

  • it is the best choice for a natural and refreshing beverage

  • it satisfies both the body and mind, it can warm the hearts of people in our

  • modern world.

  • Sharing a cup of tea is one of the best ways of building relationships.

According to historical records, tea was first discovered in Taiwan over 300

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Introduction to Taiwan Tea (English version with caption) - 介紹台灣名茶 (英文版有英文字幕)

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