Sun Moon Lake Organic
Assam tea bushes were brought to Taiwan Sun Moon Lake by the Japanese during the occupation in 1925. The Japanese sent out tea experts to search the island for an ideal growing location with the best soil and climate, and chose She-shui in north Sun Moon Lake, which sits 800 meters above sea level. Since then, Sun Moon Lake has become famous for their black tea.Taiwan started exporting black tea and in 1934, and by 1936 became as popular as the Assam tea from India and Ceylon. European judges unanimously praised Taiwanese black tea for the unique fragrance of the tea grown at an elevation of 2000-3000 meters. This tea became much sought after and sold for up to $32 per kilogram – the equivalent of 2 days’ wages for the average worker. By 1937 it became more popular than Taiwan’s other most famous teas: Oolong and Baozhong. This tea is exceptionally smooth, with light fruity and floral notes in the aroma, a super smooth body, and a fruity, honey-like taste. It unites the taste of traditional black tea with the soft and smooth character of oolong tea. This tea makes a great iced tea too !