Taiwan is home to some of the world's most premier tea gardens, tea processing gongfu, and tea research institutions. A plethora of connoisseur-level oolong teas have originated in Taiwan since tea cultivation was introduced there in the late eighteenth century. These include famous teas such as Bai Hao, Baozhong, and High Mountain gaoshan cha types. In addition to those traditional Taiwanese oolong teas, other styles such as the rich, medium-oxidized amd medium-roasted Iron Goddess of Mercy (aka Tae Guan Yin) tea have been borrowed and integrated into Taiwanese cultivation. Rishi Tea's Ruby Black (Hong Yue Premium) tea, made from the special Hong Yue cultivar, is a unique gem in the world of black tea with an astonishing aromatic profile. Taiwan, with its central mountain ranges, offers many distinctive microclimates where tea is grown, traditionally in smaller garden plots than is seen in other tea origins. Taiwan is one of our favorite, and most seasonal tea origins.