By TTNews Reporter Fan Kang-Wu
Nantou County, Taiwan –
Nantou County is the largest county of central Taiwan. It is also the county which does not share the border with the ocean. Nantou is full of the charm of Taiwanese spirit.
Nantou County, located in the middle of Taiwan, is rich in natural scenery and ecological resources. Its mountainous area makes it a well-known tourist destination. Due to its perfect climate condition and varied terrain, it has given birth to countless high-quality agricultural products. Therefore, those agricultural products not only have become an important lifeline of its economy, but also the major resource for tourism development, including “Nantou Tea”.
Tea is one of the distinctive agricultural products; the simplicity of tea farmers, greenish tea fields, natural sweet tea soup and charming tea fragrance. Nanotu County can be described as the hometown of tea.
Nantou tea production area has been ranked the highest in Taiwan. Seven major tea areas are respectively located in seven townships of Nantou, including Mingjian Township Jade, Jinshuan and Four Season Spring Tea, Yuchih Township Black Tea, Shuili Township Shengfeng Tea, Sinyi Township Yushan Tea, Chushan Township Shanlinsi Tea, Lugu Township Oolong Tea and Renai Township Dayuling Tea.
Each tea area has its distinctive feature and unique fragrance. For those who are fond of tea drinking, they really should pay a visit of Nantou County and experience the fascination of Nantou tea.
Besides tea, Nantou is famed for its unique terraced field. During the tea picking season, the hard-working female workers and rural scenery has interwoven the most beautiful and harmonious image.
English and Chinese:
Mingjian Township: 名間鄉
Yuchih Township: 魚池鄉
Shuili Township: 水里鄉
Sinyi Township: 信義鄉
Chushan Township: 竹山鄉
Lugu Township: 鹿谷鄉
Renai Township: 仁愛鄉