Aug 252012
 

I.       History of Taiwanese Tea

Taiwanese Tea Culture

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 of Asia by European countries that wanted to establish trade from South Africa all the way to Japan for 200 years. – Read More…

II.      The Oolong Tea -Growing Regions of Taiwan

Taiwan wu-long can be found in many parts of the island.  From the photo below, you will see the location of some important regions in Taiwan where their tea is grown. – Read More…

III.     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. – Read More…

IV.     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. – Read More…

V.       Varieties of  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. – Read More…

VI.     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.  – Read More…

VII.    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. – Read More…

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