Johnny C.Y. Lam                                   

High-mountain Oolong tea


In the Lugu region of Nantou County in central Taiwan, some of the world's best Oolong tea is grown at an elevation of 1000 metres or higher above sea level. The growers are often the tea makers as well. They still use traditional techniques such as hand turning and charcoal roasting to produce high-quality tea that is unmatched anywhere. I travelled on a motorbike for 3 weeks, zigzagging hairpin mountain roads and drinking copious amounts of green tea while documenting tea culture in Tai Chung for  Eco-Cha.