Taiwanese black tea has a quite interesting history. When Taiwan was under their occupation the Japanese planted lots of black tea varietals taken from India to produce tea for their economy. After WW2 and with it Taiwans occupation ended, these teagardens were left untended and developed strong and diverse ecosystems. After finding out about the potential left of these gardens, the Taiwanese explored this genre of tea more, developing teas like Ruby 18 and Oriental Beauty.
They have some of the most unusal and interesting flavours in the world of black tea, reaching into territories of menthol and wild honey.