As we search for the best tea, we took a walk up the trail to see the sun rise. This area is Sun Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan.
It is one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan. Coming from a land of 10,000 lakes, I thought to myself "Do I need to see another lake?".
Surprisingly, What I didn't realize is it was different than our lakes where tall mountains were back drop. Sun Moon Lake got its name from the unique terrains that look like the sun on the diamond-shaped eastern side and crescent moon on the curved western end.
The lake’s scenic beauty has given rise to such names as “Pearl in the Mountains,” “Honeymoon Lake,” and “Lovers’ Lake.” It is also called the “Heart of Taiwan” for its role as a major hydropower generator.
Sun Moon Lake Black Tea #18 is a mixture between two cultivar of local Taiwan tea plant (B-607) and Burmese tea plant (B-729) back in 1999 and was kept improving its cultivar since then. The leaves were picked by hand. Its smell is like light lotus and cinnamon which is uniquely produced in Taiwan. Some people may not like drinking black tea but this tea is easy to drink with red-brown liquor when brew. We would recommend this tea because it is premium and uniquely produced tea.
We sourced them directly from the tea farm in the Sun Moon Lake area. Please enjoy the photos from the farm.
One of the black teas that I enjoy is Darjeeling. This Darjeeling tea estate is located at Mirik Town about 40 kilometers away from Darjeeling. This estate is very famous for producing good quality clonal tea. “Clonal tea” means the tea was made from hybridization. Clonal tea bushes are not grown from seeds but from hybrid clones. They are bred for specific qualities, thus some of the clonal teas became the most sought after teas in the market due to their superb taste and quality. With medium fermentation, the flavor of Darjeeling is very greenish, herbal-like, with a hint of floral fragrance. Some people tasted and commented that this tea has a delightful aroma like fresh bouquet of margaret, rose and marigold.
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Disclaimer: We are not associated with any local or oversea tea organization.
Staff at Great Tea Road Co