Our Tea

Tea Leaves Origin


Grown, handpicked, and skillfully prepared in the Shan Lin Xi region of central Taiwan, Temple Road’s oolong teas offer a 100% natural tea drinking experience. While each of the three annual harvests may slightly differ due to the varying conditions during the year, our premium quality standards confer an exquisite taste to each batch.


Tea Masters


Our tea masters have earned exceptional skills from their upbringing in family businesses in the high mountain tea plantations of central Taiwan. 50 years of accumulated knowledge in the processes including hand picking, drying, fermenting, roasting, as well as brewing of course, provide Temple Road Tea leaves with exquisite taste and balance. Enjoying a cup of well brewed tea is truly an uplifting experience, and above all, one that clearly highlights the intangibles of savoring the perfect cup of tea.


The Art of Making Tea


Gong Fu Cha, or making tea with effort, is also a motto which applies to the tea leaf processing methods at the farm operated by our tea masters. Conscious of the importance of every step along the tea production process, and mindful of every task and decision, our team combines proven traditional ways and intricate know-how from decades of experience to deliver a smooth, rich, and balanced cup of tea. For instance, the use of a specific type of bamboo cages for roasting is considered too strenuous by most, yet, we still insists on using them and repeating the process of roasting no less than three times.


A Natural Produce


Our farmers and tea masters take pride in using organic fertilizers and absolutely no pesticides. Testing from the Taiwan Tea Research Extension Station (TRES), the national authority on tea safety, confirms the purity of the tea leaves originating from the farm. 


 

Sourced Directly from the Tea Plantation!


When you order tea from Temple Road, you can be absolutely certain of the authenticity and freshness of the product. We source directly from the tea plantation and ship to your house in a matter of a few days. Express shipping ensures that your tea arrives within 8 days no matter what your location is. Otherwise, regular air shipping will take up to 20 days.