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Nantou, Taiwan

Wikipedia: Nantou_County | Official Government Website: www.nantou.gov.tw/english/index.asp 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2014 

Browse Teas From Nantou, Taiwan (61) - Read Reviews (44)

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About Nantou, Taiwan | Styles of Tea Produced in Nantou, Taiwan | Best (Top-Rated) Nantou Teas

About Nantou, Taiwan

A misty hillside with tea growing on itA tea plantation on a misty hillside in Nantou. Photo by Alexander Synaptic, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
Nantou is the central county in Taiwan, the second-largest, and the only landlocked county in Taiwan. Nantou is mountainous and has a low population density. The county borders many other tea-producing counties, including Taichung to the north, and Chiayi to the southwest.

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.[1] Tea has been cultivated here since the mid-19th century; an earthquake in 1999 set back production somewhat, but the region has fully recovered.[2]

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]

References

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

Picture of Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
75
4 Ratings
Picture of Superfine Taiwan Moderately-Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Superfine Taiwan Moderately-Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
91
4 Ratings
Picture of Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
87
3 Ratings
Picture of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong Tea

Tsui Yu Jade Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
3 Ratings
Picture of Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Milky Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
65
3 Ratings

Top-Rated Nantou Teas

Picture of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong Tea

Tsui Yu Jade Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
3 Ratings
Picture of Superfine Taiwan Moderately-Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Superfine Taiwan Moderately-Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
91
4 Ratings
Picture of Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
87
3 Ratings
Picture of Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
75
4 Ratings
Picture of Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Milky Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
65
3 Ratings

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