Dayuling Tea Review | Best Recipe & Benefits

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Whenever visiting a tea shop, two categories of Dayuling tea, “high mountain tea” and “high cold tea”, can always be seen. However, the distinguished differences between these two teas are often very confusing. What is it that makes Dayuling high mountain tea particularly delicious, and how does it differ from high cold tea?

In view of this, let us make the most comprehensive introduction to Dayuling tea today. I believe that after reading this article, everyone will have a deeper understanding of Dayuling tea!

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What is Dayuling Tea?

The introduction of Dayuling Tea

Dayuling tea originates from Dayuling Mountain, situated between Hehuan and Bilu Mountains at the junction of the Taiwanese county’s Hualien, Nantou and Taichung where the altitude ranges between 2200 and 2700 metres. Thus, in terms of geographical identification, it is referred to as the alpine tea area.

In addition, since the winter temperature in Taiwan’s mountains is often below 0 degrees Celsius, and the annual temperature averages 20 degrees Celsius, the tea is prone to growing slowly whilst retaining a lot of moisture.

Although tea grows slowly in this special environment, some people still say that Dayuling tea is the “King of Taiwan’s Alpine Tea”, mainly because the growing environment of Dayuling tea is surrounded by forests and clouds, a perfect marriage for warm characteristics and unique fruity aromas. Therefore, it is deeply loved and has become one of the most popular types of tea.

The complete product of Dayuling alpine tea is achieved through exquisite tea-making techniques. The colour of the tea brew is translucent golden yellow, and the smooth taste is sweet and continuous, so it is easy for people to become addicted. We can confidently say that Dayuling tea is definitely the best of Taiwan’s alpine teas!

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In the mist-covered mountains of Dayuling, where the air is crisp and pure, the tea leaves unfurl like emerald treasures, steeped in the essence of nature. With each sip of Dayuling Tea, I am transported to a realm of tranquility, where time slows down and the soul finds solace in the delicate, floral notes of this exquisite brew.

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Which teas can be considered Dayuling tea?

Dayuling alpine tea area is the highest in Taiwan, and without exaggeration, Dayuling alpine oolong tea is the king of alpine tea in the tea world. Usually, the tea produced 90 km-105 km from the Tai 8 Central Cross-Island Highway can be called Dayuling tea. However, although spanning more than ten kilometres, there are still not many tea gardens in the area as the level of steepness brings many management and maintenance challenges.

Since 2014, the Forestry Bureau has successively recovered a stretch of land in Dayuling spanning over 95km of land, which has also been a major contributing factor to the decrease in tea production. While demand remains high, the downsizing of land allocated to tea-farming has subsequently impacted pricing, where consumers now pay a premium.

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Is Dayuling high mountain tea the same as high cold tea?

Basically, most people can’t tell the difference between Dayuling high mountain tea and high cold tea, and often believe that Dayuling high mountain tea and high cold tea are the same, but they are actually quite different.

Although these two teas are mainly grown in high mountainous areas, the altitudes are slightly different. For example, tea grown at altitudes of 1600 metres is considered “high mountain tea”, whereas tea grown beyond 2200 metres above sea level is considered to be “high-cold tea”. Strictly speaking, they are all high mountain teas, but they are subdivided into high mountain and high cold categories.

Both high mountain tea and high cold tea have unique characteristics, especially when it comes to fragrance. The primary difference between the two is that consumption of high-cold tea tends to have a stronger mood enhancing effect, leading to a greater level of cheerfulness.

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How to brew Dayuling tea?

Hot Brew Dayuling Tea

Dayuling tea tastes quite sweet and mellow after hot brewing, which is an unforgettable taste. After Dayuling tea leaves pass through the frost and rain, if we take a few steps to warm the tea leaves, we can emit a more vigorous fragrance. The steps for making tea are as follows:

1.Warm pots and cups – Dayuling Tea Brew Method
Warm the pot and cup first, so that the tea leaves can fully release the aroma through the residual temperature of the tea set.

2.Add tea leaves to hot water – Dayuling Tea Brew Method
Using a teaspoon, place the tea leaves into the tea set and add hot water.

3.Wait for the tea leaves to brew – Dayuling Tea Brew Method
Wait for the tea leaves to expand to allow the natural fragrance to fully release.

4.Smell and taste – Dayuling Tea Brew Method
After the tea leaves are brewed, you can first taste it with the scent cup, and then enjoy the perfect tea experience.

Cold Brew Dayuling Tea

In addition to hot brewing, it is also more suitable for cold brewing than other tea varieties. The process of making cold-brewed tea allows the aroma of the tea leaves to slowly dissipate and release more catechins, making you feel as relaxed as you are at the edge of a natural stream. If you want to enjoy this kind of charm, simply add tea leaves to mineral water, and refrigerate until the tea leaves bloom naturally!

In addition, teas produced in high-altitude areas like Dayuling high mountain tea, contain less tannins than that of low-altitude tea after being fully released. This is the biggest feature of Dayuling high mountment tea!

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On the mist-kissed slopes of Dayuling, where serenity resides, the tea leaves unfurl like whispers of nature, enchanting the senses with their delicate fragrance. With every sip of Dayuling Tea, I am transported to a realm of pure bliss, where the gentle caress of the tea’s flavors nurtures my soul and invigorates my being, reminding me of the timeless beauty that lies within the embrace of nature.


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Dayuling tea is the best representative of high mountain tea. The growing environment is surrounded by forests, clouds and mist, which helps formulate the unique high-cold taste and fruity aroma. It is near impossible not to fall in love with the beautiful taste of Dayuling tea, and hence has become one of the most popular types of tea. I believe you will also like Dayuling tea!

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