Some History of Tea in Taiwan

There are a few significant tea producing countries or regions that have changed their name since tea began to be a significant industry there. Probably the most notable example is Sri Lanka. It used to be known as Ceylon, and to this day the tea produced there is known by the same name. And then …

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Tea People: Thomas Shu

Because I spend a lot of time writing about tea for this site nowadays I post a lot of tea commercials and other videos at my own site. It was while I was seeking out tea videos that might be worth passing on (and from an email from my Esteemed Editor) that I became aware of …

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Teas of the World: TTES Teas

Tea in Taiwan is serious business, so much so that they are constantly working on developing new cultivars of Camellia Sinensis (the tea plant) that will yield certain characteristics for both the grower and the imbiber. The results are usually sold with a TTES number on them, for example, “TTES No. 18.” But what is …

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Some Popular Taiwanese Oolong Cultivars

The more I look into the details of tea, the more complex it is. My recent foray deep into the “jungle” of information about oolong cultivars revealed even more complexity. There is quite a variety of oolongs made from an array of cultivars of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. So much for that outsider’s image …

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