High-Moutain Taiwan Tea is Precious: Features and Advantages

Taiwanese high-mountain tea is widely loved. The main reason is of its good quality and taste. These good qualities and flavors of Taiwanese high-mountain tea come from the unique geographical conditions and natural environment of Taiwan's alpine tea area. These include:

1. The foggy and misty atmosphere in high mountain

Taiwan's climate, especially in the summer, will blow the southeast wind. The southeasterly wind will bring the seawater evaporated by the sun to the interior of Taiwan. Then if the tea garden is in the flat area, the steam will go through and will not stay. Even if thick clouds accumulated over the flat area, it will rains, but these rains are not the favorite of tea trees. Because the tea tree's preference is not the rain falling in the soil, but the steam and moisture-rich mist floating in the air.

However, when the southeast wind blows up the mountain, the steam also climbs up the hill. As the altitude continues to increase, the amount of condensed water is rising, resulting in the cloud, fog, moisture-rich mist. The mountains become a natural barrier, embraced the cloud, fog, moisture-rich, which are the ideal environment for tea trees to grow well. So the high-mountains areas of Taiwan are foggy in the afternoon, and tea tree loves this kind of situation. 

In other words, the tea gardens in the plains are raining at most. But the tea gardens in the high-altitude areas are embraced by cloud, mist, and moisture, which are the favorites situation for tea trees growing. The Differences in the natural environment make the quality of high-mountain tea better than that of flat area tea.

2. the high-mountain tea is not bitter and tastes good

If the tea trees are sun exposure all day, the substances such as catechins, theophylline, and caffeine in the tea leaves will be higher. Such materials will make the tea more bitter. Because it is not easy to accumulate cloud, fog, and mist in the flat tea area, the sun is extreme in the daytime, and it is full of sunshine. Therefore, the bitter taste substances in flat area tea are high.

As for the tea area in the high mountains, it will fog in the afternoon, the clouds, mist, and moisture will condense in the afternoon, blocking the intense sunlight and ultraviolet rays. So the alpine tea area will only be half-sunlight or weak sunshine in the afternoon. The photosynthesis in high mountain tea area is not comprehensive. That is, in this area, there is sunshine in the morning for complete photosynthesis so that the tea trees grow. But in the afternoon, it is easy to accumulate clouds, mist, and moisture, so it is weak sunshine. Therefore, the tea tree in the high mountain tea area will have lower catechins, theophylline, and caffeine, and made it less bitter.

On the contrary, the theanine and soluble nitrogen, which contribute to the sweet taste of the tea will increase. So the high-altitude tea tastes better, and not bitter to drink. This advantages of Taiwan high mountain tea are causing by Taiwan's unique geographical conditions.

3. The average temperature in the high mountain tea area is low, and the temperature difference between day and night is significant, which helps to produce high-quality good tea.

The temperature difference between day and night in the high altitude is significant, the sun is hot during the day, and the temperature in the mountain is rapidly decreasing at night. The tea tree especially prefers the growing environment with a significant temperature difference between day and night. Therefore, the quality of the high mountain tea produced by the high-altitude tea garden is better.

People who like to drink tea will probably notice that spring tea is usually more expensive and better quality. The reason is that the spring and winter seasons, especially the alpine tea area are freezing, and the cold is also suitable for tea quality. Because the growth rate of tea is slow, such slow growth also contributes to the improvement of the quality of the tea drink. Not only is the tea soft, fleshy, but with more pectin, leaves color is green, and the tea is sweet, not bitter tastes, and able to repeated brewing. 

The temperature in the flat tea area is also cold in winter, but the climate is quite dry, and the temperature difference between day and night is not as big as the mountains. So the tea produced is not as good as the high mountain area.

4. The quality and taste of Taiwanese high mountain tea are good, and it is rare.

Why is high mountain tea always more expensive? The reason is that the quality is better, the taste is good, and it is not bitter. Moreover, according to the statistics of the Agriculture Committee, Taiwan imports about 30,000 metric tons of tea, and the annual production of local tea is only about 10,000 metric tons. Of the 10,000 metric tons of real Taiwanese tea, only a smaller part of them are high mountain tea. In other words, because of the high quality and low yield of high mountain tea, it is always more expensive.


Taiwan Yushan High Mountain Oolong Tea

Taiwan's oolong tea, origin from Anxi, Fujian, was cultivated in the central part of Taiwan like ​​Nantou and Chiayi. Orthodox Taiwan oolong tea uses the tea tree varieties such as Qingxin Oolong, Datun Oolong, and Big Leaf Oolong. Some Tea farmer also uses Jin Yu, Jade, Four Seasons Springor other types to make oolong tea. These newly developed Oolong teas are different from the orthodox oolong tea.

Taiwan Oolong tea generally refers to tea varieties that are light or moderately fermented, lightly baked, and hemispherical. The traditional Oolong tea production process is very complicated. After tea leaves picking, it needs to go through the following making process. 

  1. Sun exposure and shrinking.
  2. Indoor shrinkage.
  3. Manual and machine Langqing (浪菁) to continue tea's fermentation.
  4. Place still to gather the aroma of tea leaves.
  5. End fermentation.
  6. Rub and pressure (manual and machine) to make the tea leaves hemispherical.
  7. Dry. 

The experience of the tea master is the critical success factor of Oolong tea making.

If Taiwan's oolong tea is from the alpine area of more than 1,000 meters, it is called Taiwanese high mountain oolong tea. Taiwan's high mountain oolong tea is not only delicious but also literature shows that it is very beneficial to health care. 

Yushan is the highest mountain in Taiwan. Lyoldtea's organic alpine oolong tea is orthodox oolong tea comes from the Yushan high mountains area at an altitude more than 1500 meters. This tea garden is surrounded by the ancient forest of Yushan, as shown in the picture below. This tea garden is embraced by clouds, mist, and moisture in the afternoon, beautiful like a fairyland. Moreover, this oolong tea garden has passed strict organic certification in Taiwan. Consumers can enjoy tasty, safe, and sound health alpine Oolong tea comes from Lyoldtea.