skywalker wrote:Most of the Taiwanese ancesters came from Fu Ken province. Wuyi is located in Fu Ken, so they brought these teas from Wuyi about 200 years ago. What I say is Taiwanese perserves many ancient tea variants from Fu Ken, but we don't emphasize these tea as Wuyi, as you know, there are many variants from Wuyi. After many hunderd years of development, Taiwan tea has his special tea culture, so the Wuyi has become a history. One of the tea tree from Wuyi is called "Ching shin", very popular and normal in Taiwan oolong tea, but is rare in Fu Ken now.
The other stories of Taiwanese tea are from Min-nan (old Anxi). Wuyi (Northern) and Min-nan (Southern) are all in Fu Ken or Fujian, Xiamen which is about the size of Taiwan. Most of now-a-days Taiwanese tea are consider Min-nan tea, even the native Taiwanese language is refer to Min-nan dialect.
I was lucky enough to have found the roots for this cultivar:
But its very confusing to state a Taiwanese tea as a Wuyi yancha, which grow from soil.... Almost like saying a Merlot from Napa is the same as a Bordeaux Merlot?