From my observation, people just don’t like it. Different regional preferences I think. Primary settlers from China until the Japanese left were mainly Fujianese and Hakka so that is Oolong country as well. People have their habits and don’t like to change them too easily. Go around Shanghai and you have difficulty to find anything other than green and flower teas (talking general public not tea specialists). In Chaozhou people will hardly consume anything but Dancong and so on... hell, my teashops son went to study to England, brought some Black tea from Taiwan, his homestay hosts didn’t even want to try!Victoria wrote: ↑Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am
Interesting, I haven’t had any green teas from Taiwan, just the spectrum of oolong and blacks. I’m thinking as a result of the Japanese occupation from 1895-1945, and their suppression of green tea production from that time, culturally a silent self-imposed restriction was set in place.
The greens in Taiwan are more or less lame copies of Chinese greens in my opinion. Next to a green Oolong that becomes even more obvious.
From the processing view point today’s common Baozhong is technically a green tea, @Tillerman correct me if I’m wrong here.