The Chinese name of the mountain means Pear, reminding of big fragrant fruit gardens that used to grow in this area. There was not very much tea there. Tea growing started to develop a little bit more than 30 years ago after the earthquake that killed the biggest part of the fruit trees. Besides, the climate changed and became more favorable for growing tea. The tea bushes surrounded by fruit trees literally absorb the unique atmosphere of these places, which makes them popular throughout the world.
Pear mountain oolong relates to high mountain Taiwan oolong: tea plantations spread out on the altitude of about 2500 meters above sea level. These high mountain areas are characterized by sudden changes in temperature – from exhausting heat in a day time to frost at night. Such climatic conditions affect the chemical composition of the tea leaves: the leaves produce different substances that helps them withstand such weather and effect the aroma and the taste of the tea. When the leaves grow more slowly it enables them to accumulate more useful substances.