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Sun Moon Lake Black


Sun Moon Lake Black


PULI REGION The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area is praised for its five major recreational systems, including the lake, Shueili River, Puli, Jhuoshuei River and Jiji. The surrounding areas stretch to cover known tourist spots including Taumi, Checheng, Jiji, Shueisheda Mountain, Sangyong Falls, Mingtan Reservoir and Shueili River. Sun Moon Lake is the largest lake in Taiwan, and is comprised of the diamond-shaped Sun Lake and curved Moon Lake. The Thao people call it “zintun� which may have been the earliest name given to Sun Moon Lake.

Nantou Puli

HISTORY In 1945, Sun Moon Lake was a part of Taichung County. After the national government withdrew to Taiwan from mainland China in 1949, it reorganized Taiwan’s administrative districts and from 1950, the Sun Moon Lake became a part of Nantou County. Taiwan’s retrocession to China meant that the Japanese workers at the power plant returned to their homeland. The allied bombing of the Sun Moon Lake plants in the war and the 1947, “228 Incident” led to economic and political stagnation in Taiwan. The Sun Moon Lake area was deeply affected by these events. During Japanese rule, with the exception of some small stores, most industries in the Sun Moon Lake area, including the power stations, the Hanbi Building, and the tea factories were Japanese managed. After the war, these industries were taken over by the Taiwanese. The black tea industry, with its high quality tea leaves and economic labor force, became the most important industry of the Sun Moon Lake area. After the war, Sun Moon Lake was the most famous tourist

spot in Taiwan. In 1946, two central government officials, Chien Chang-chao and Liu Wen-tao came to inspect Taiwan. Attracted by its reputation, they visited Sun Moon Lake, including the “Yu island Temple” on Jade Island. Chien felt that this name signified the imperialism of the Japanese in Taiwan, and changed the island’s name to “Guanghua Island”, meaning “The Light of China”. After Taiwan’s retrocession, the national government changed the name of Puji Village to Dehua Village, meaning “transformed by virtue” implying that the Thao tribe was positively influenced by Chinese culture. Together with the new Guanghua Island, these names emphasized the ideology of “Great China.” From then on, the life of the Thao tribe was mainly guided by this “ideology of a Great China”, such as nationalism, the education in the national language, local elections, agrarian reform, and so on. In 1947, the government took down Yu Island Temple which had symbolized the Japanese invasion.

CHARACTERISTICS Sun Moon Lake Black Shape coarse and tightly Color dark auburn Aroma sweet aroma and fruity flavour Taste heavy flavour, mellow and thick

ABOUT In the region surrounding Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan, black tea was developed for export by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan in the years preceding and during WWII. In 1925 the Japanese tea research center imported tea seeds from Assam, India, with the intent of cultivating tea bushes for the production of black tea for export in Yuchih Township.The Japanese succeeded in establishing these tea bushes, and later, after the departure of the Japanese from Taiwan, the Taiwan Tea Research Institute continued the research into suitable tea bush cultivars for the continued production of black tea.The resulting cultivar was a cross between indigenous Taiwan tea cultivars and the tea bushes established by the Japanese in 1925. These tea bushes were named Ruby Red or No. 18, and came to be the tea bushes cultivated for production of Sun Moon Lake’s black tea. This tea is delicious and has a good amount of dynamic qi, which stems from the organic cultivation, healthy growing conditions and careful cultivation of these deeply rooted 100-year old tea trees.

HEALTH BENEFIT Dongding tea boosts metabolism, helping you burn fat faster. Its antioxidant and caffeine combination ignites your body’s fatburning furnace and raises your metabolism for up to 2 hours after drinking it. Oolong tea also contains polyphenols that help block fat-building enzymes. Studies have shown that drinking oolong tea has led to sustained weight loss and a smaller waist size. The substance in the tea helps to prevent the decaying of teeth and halting the plaque build-up and also reduce the growth of glucosyltransferase. Polyphenolic compounds in Dong Ding Oolong can prevent overall oxidise, and Purine alkaloids have the function of clear free radicals, so that it can have effect of preventing aging.


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Antioxidant & Caffeine Combination

Cut Fat Boost Metabolism

BREWING GUIDE We recommend using Chinese Yixing (purple clay) or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot 1/4 to 1/3 full with tea leaves, or 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using Yixing teapot. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 100째c (212째F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing. Temperature 100째C 212째F Gaiwan 3oz Tea: 7g 7steeps: rinse, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 85s Teapot 8oz 3-4tsp(10g) 3steeps: 1m, 2m, 3m

FUN PLACE TO GO Sun Moon Lake Bike Path No.599, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.) +886-49-2855668

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