Wen Shan, Taiwan
Wen Shan is a district within Taipei, Taiwan and is the most northern tea
growing region on the island. The mountains of Wen Shan are particularly well
suited for growing tea with altitudes around 800 meters. The region maintains
four distinct seasons, high elevations, abundant rainfall and fertile soil.
Wen Shan has been growing tea for around 200 hundred years and is the birthplace
of tea growing within Taiwan. The tea-growing areas of Wen Shan district include
Shiding, Wulai, and Hshintien, but Pinglin town is considered the "tea capital"
This region is most famous for producing some of the world's finest Pouchong, or
Baozhong teas. This is a partially oxidized tea that has its origins in China's
Yu Kui Weng's
formosa fancy bai hao
The cup is one of peach blossoms with a lingering honey note.