TOST 2011-2-3, three years in a row, we have arranged our members to visit Hong Hsing Tea Nursery at Nantou County. It is a lot easier to understand the tea cultivars right at a tea nursery. Finding out what cultivars are demanding by farmers and what types of teas they are working on... Thanks to our host, Mr. Kang for his patience and guidance. We are grateful to those scientists and farmers who have done marvelous R&D on this island. Taiwan does have many great cultivars that are suitable for making various teas...and most importantly grow well in certain tea districts with relative climate and soil condition. We also learned that certain licensee fees are involved on the deals of patented cultivars, which is more than fair and with good practice.
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