Geographically, “Da Yu Ling” is located in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan.
It is the highest tea plantation in Taiwan around 9,000 – 9,240 ft.
Generally, starting from 95k to 105.5k of the Taiwan Central Cross-Island Highway or Provincial Highway No.8 is claimed as “Da Yu Ling”.
Since it is located on the steep slope and unstable terraces, only few tea gardens can be established. In winter, temperature is always below 32F and annual average temperature is below 68-70F. Annual rainfall is high
Therefore, in this unspoiled, moist and cold region, each tea leaf is growing slowly. This place can produce only a small amount of Taiwan Da Yu Ling Tea each year.
On this steep slope, Da Yu Ling’s tea gardens are required lots of manpower to take care on each tea tree (Camellia sinensis – scientific name should be itatic) on such extreme environment. Large auto-machine is impossible to use. Of course it is difficult to be developed by
government officials and business sectors. The road is narrow and curve. So, the environment is being protected.
Tea leaves of Taiwna Da Yu Ling is thick and plump. It is distinguished by its delicate scent and subtle taste well-balanced with an exceptionally rich, full body and a sweet flavor.
Taiwan Da Yu Ling (Google Map)