Black Teas from Taiwan
In tea terminology, Taiwan teas are still called Formosa teas. Formosa was the name the Portuguese traders gave this island and in Latin it means shapely or beautiful. Tea is grown mainly in the central parts of the country with other areas stretching to the north and south. Formosa produces green, black & oolong teas but are mainly renowned for their oolongs which range from an emerald green color to brown and black (the darker color indicates the longer oxidation of the tea).