Tea is a big thing in Taiwan, in terms of cultivation, consumption and celebration. It is grown in many parts of the country, mostly consumed by locals, and celebrated in annual contests for the best oolong.
Oolong tea (black dragon tea) is the pride of Taiwanese tea culture in both variety and quality. The famous black dragon tea includes Dongding, Dongfang Meiren, Alishan, Lishan, Pouchong, Ruan Zhi, Jin Xuan, and Black Oolong.
Go for the Dongding, Pouchong and Ruan Zhi if you like light tea. Dongfang Meiren and Alishan are just nice for those appreciate the fruity aromas while Pouchong and Osmanthus Oolong are the perfect match for the taste buds that love a floral balance in a brew.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Parents, friends, or co-workers who are tea fans
PRICING: From $15 to $50 per 100 gram of fine quality oolong tea
PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable
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