Taiwan’s first native tea wakes after thousands of years of sleep

'Taitung Yongkang No. 1' believed to date back to Ice Age

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/11/09
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taitung Yongkang No. 1 tea tree (Tea Research and Extension Station photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first indigenous Taiwanese tea variety, which dates back to the Ice Age, has been named “Taitung Yongkang No. 1” (台東永康1號), as it was discovered in the eastern municipality of Taitung.

Formerly known as “Taiwan Tea No. 24” (台茶24號), the tea plant in June received official recognition as a variety only found in Taiwan, according to the Tea Research and Extension Station of the Council of Agriculture.    [FULL  STORY]

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