Nantou, TaiwanWikipedia: Nantou_County | Official Government Website: www.nantou.gov.tw/english/index.asp
Updated: Oct. 1, 2014
About Nantou, Taiwan
Nantou is the principal tea-growing region of Taiwan, producing over 12,000 metric tons (11,000 tons) of tea annually; most of the tea is medium-quality, but the region also is home to two mountains, Dong Ding (Tung Ting), meaning frozen summit, and Shan Lin Xi, both of which produce top-quality oolongs. Tea has been cultivated here since the mid-19th century; an earthquake in 1999 set back production somewhat, but the region has fully recovered.
The region is also important in tea processing, perhaps due to its central location, with teas produced elsewhere being shipped here for processing. Although it is best-known for oolongs, the region produces a small amount of black tea, including Sun Moon Lake tea, produced around the lake of the same name (日月潭 or Ri yue tan in Chinese).
1. Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi, Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties, Camellia Sinensis Tea House, Firefly Books, 2011.
2. James Norwood Pratt, Tea Dictionary, 2010, pp. 263.
Styles of Tea Produced in Nantou, Taiwan
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Nantou, Taiwan.
Best Nantou Teas
The notion of the "best" Nantou teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Nantou, Taiwan, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
Most Often-Rated Teas
Top-Rated Nantou Teas
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