Sep 042012

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

Wenshan Pouchong Tea

2. Tie Guanyin (known also as Oriental Beauty tea, Penghong tea or “bragger’s

These dark,  brownish-green leaves that are curled into bead-like shape, gives an amber colored , full-bodied and delicate astringency, aroma of having been fully fired.  This tea needs longer  and more  specialized pan-frying techniques to process the leaves.

Tie Guanyin (known also as Oriental Beauty tea, Penghong tea or “bragger’s  tea”)

3. Bi Luo Chun

Emerald green in color, giving a greenish-yellow liquid, tastes natural and fresh  witha fruity aroma is how this tea is characterized.   Ideal for early spring, it is  made with buds and rich in catechins which are known for their  use of young shoots,  bright color, wonderful scent and taste.

Bi Luo Chun

4. Bai Hao Oolong Tea

Attached to the stem,  multi-colored leaves (white, green, yellow, red and brown) , reddish-orange liquid,  strong and smooth taste with a scent of honey and ripened fruits.

Bai Hao Oolong Tea

5. Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Darkly colored green leaves that are  tightly wrapped into semi sphere -like shapes, shiny gold  liquid, strong, smooth and fresh taste, potent and lingers long after tasting, soothing to the throat and has a heavy aroma . More fermented than Wenshan Pouchong, this type of tea requires complicated  processing and  laborious roasting.

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

6. Black Tea

Reddish brown leaves that are string- shaped or appear like broken sticks, has a dark red cup, with a brisk and full-bodied taste and the scent of sweet caramel.

Black Tea

7. High Mountain (Gaoshan) Tea

Leaves colored bright emerald green , greenish-yellow-colored liquid, full-bodied taste,  delicately  elegant scent and is produced by Alishan as  the most acclaimed high-mountain tea.

High Mountain (Gaoshan) Tea

I.       History of  Taiwanese Tea

II.      The Oolong Tea-Growing Regions of Taiwan

III.     Growing Wu Long  ( wu long ) Tea in Taiwan

IV.     Taiwan Tea Varietals

V.      Varieties of Tea

VI.     Tea Processing

VII.    How to Make Oolong ( Wu Long ) Tea

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