Best Tea In The World
Taiwan is famous for its tea, and there are mainly three types of tea in Taiwan: Oolong tea, black tea and green tea. Among which, the production of Oolong tea accounts for 35% of the world.
Types Of Taiwan Tea
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The history of Taiwan tea
The earliest records of tea plants were in 1717, but those wild tea trees were not produced on a large scale at that time. In the middle of eighteenth Century, oolong tea entered Taiwan with Chinese immigrants from Fujian. Those immigrants soon discovered that oolong tea could make wonderful changes in Taiwan's Island climate and alpine environment, with better quality and unique aroma.
In 1856, John Dodd, a British businessman, established a tea company in Taiwan, made tea on a large scale, and sold Taiwan tea to all parts of the world in the name of "Formosa Tea".
By the early twentieth Century, Taiwan began to promote black tea cultivation. The improved India Assam tea was planted in the Sun Moon Lake which was located in the middle of Taiwan, and got great success. At that time, Formosa Black Tea was considered the best black tea in the world.
Unfortunately, with the outbreak of World War II, the tea industry in Taiwan was destroyed. Due to the war, a large number of tea plantations had been abandoned or converted to seed grain, and Taiwan's tea had been reduced by more than ninety percent. The output of tea began to gradually recover after 1970.
High Mountain Tea began to emerge after 1980. Taiwan's Island climate and alpine topography are the best growing environment for High Mountain Tea throughout the world. The tea produced here is characterized by high sweetness and distinct aroma. Taiwan's High Mountain Tea accounts for 90% of the world's total. Lishan, Alishan and Dayuling are the most famous producing areas.