How to Make Oolong (Wu Long) Tea

How to Make Oolong (Wu Long) Tea

The most popular method of  making oolong tea in Taiwan is Gong Fu Style. This style uses a small earthen teapot. The tea is placed in tiny cups and the  tea leaves can be re-used several times. √ Water  Recommended water to use in making oolong tea is springwater. If that isn’t possible,  allowing the chlorine [...]

Tea Processing

Tea Processing

In Taiwan,  leaves of tea are called   “tea rice” due to the fact that they appear like rice in size, semi spherical in shape as  tea leaves that have been fermented.  The entire procedure demands  a complicated and intricate process in order to produce quality tea in terms of color, taste and smell.  Here are [...]

The Way Of Tea - Discovering The World's Tea Masters

The Way Of Tea – Discovering The World’s Tea Masters

There are many tea lovers in the world who are passionate about their favorite tea drink. It is almost like a ritual : your body craves it, thrives on it even.  It has been proven, time and again, that tea has many health benefits and this knowledge has spurned an even greater thirst for it.   Tea, [...]

Varieties of Tea

Varieties of Tea

1. Wenshan Pouchong Tea Eloquently described as “a maiden ready to come to full bloom”, these string-like, dark colored green leaves with  gives a full-bodied and  delicate flowery aroma 2. Tie Guanyin (known also as Oriental Beauty tea, Penghong tea or “bragger’s tea”) These dark,  brownish-green leaves that are curled into bead-like shape, gives an [...]

Taiwan Tea Varietals

Taiwan Tea Varietals

Oolong tea has been around in Taiwan for the last 200 years. Throughout history, both farmers and scientists have worked hard to develop many other varieties suitable to Taiwan’s climate and soil. Among Taiwan’s most popular varities of Oolong tea include: 1. Qingxin oolong varietal Qingxin oolong is the oldest and  most common variety in [...]

Growing Wu Long (wu-long) Tea in Taiwan

Growing Wu Long (wu-long) Tea in Taiwan

Taiwan has the world’s best Wu-long tea.  Its geographical location and climate are the main reasons why it has become a unique source of Wu-long tea. Taiwan’s Wu-long tea is cultivated in mountainous regions adjacent to the Tropic of Cancer.  Its sub-tropical climate coupled with high elevation makes it ideal for Wu-long tea cultivation. Taiwan has [...]

Taiwanese Tea Culture

Taiwanese Tea Culture

I.       History of Taiwanese Tea The arrival of tea in Taiwan is attributed to the Dutch East India Company, also known as the VOC (VereenigdeOostindischeCompagnie),  which was established in 1602.   Granted sole rights on all trading from the Cape of Good Hope to the Straits of Magellan, VOC played a primary part in the colonization [...]

5 Places to Visit India Tea Plantations

5 Places to Visit India Tea Plantations

 1. Darjeeling Darjeeling is  India’s most well-known hill station and has numerous tea plantations  producing high quality,  lightly- coloured, and floral scented tea. An estimated  25% of India’s overall tea production originates here. Places to See :  Happy Valley Tea Estate is situated some 3 kilometers in the northern part of town. This estate cultivates [...]