Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station (TRES), formerly known as Taiwan Tea Experiment Station (TTES), is a well-respected Taiwanese government organization among farmers. This supports the tea farmers in their work with the development of modern processing technology and offers, among other things, further training opportunities with the aim of increasing yields but at the same time improving environmental protection.
With the support of TRES, Taiwanese tea has established itself as a high-quality product worldwide. This is partly due to the fact that the government is promoting the protection of the island's unique flora, fauna and fauna, thereby severely restricting the area of the valuable mountain areas for tea plantations. Instead of flooding the world market with cheap, mass-produced products, tea farmers are instead relying on high quality tea to be produced in smaller quantities. This helps maintain the independence and livelihoods of thousands of smallholders and affiliates.
Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station Since 1969, it has been working very hard to further improve the tea cultivars used. New crosses are being researched in trial cultivation and, depending on their success, these are then grown in the tea gardens.
This table shows a summary of all teas developed by TRES.
|TRES / TTES #||Surname||Type||remarks||Year|
|1||Black||cross between Assamica from Nepal (Kyang) and Qing Xin Da-Pan||1969|
|2||Black||cross between Assamica from India (Jaipuri) and Da Yeh Oolong (Big leaf Oolong)||1969|
|3||Black||cross between Assamica from India (Manipuri) and Hong Xin Da Mao||1969|
|4||Black||cross between Assamica from India (Manipuri) and Hong Xin Da-Pan||1969|
|5||Oolong||wild Hybrid from Fuzhou (China)||1973|
|6||Oolong||wild Hybrid of Qing Xin (Taiwan)||1973|
|7||Black||Big Leaf Varetial from Thailand. Propably Da Mao (Pu-Erh tree)||1973|
|8||Black||Assamica Varetial from India Jaipuri||1973|
|9||Black||cross between Assamica from Kyang (Nepal) and Hong Xin Da-Pan||1975|
|10||Black||cross between Assamica from India (Jaipuri) and Huang Gan||1975|
|11||Black||cross between Assamica from India (Jaipuri) and Da Yeh Oolong (Big leaf Oolong)||1975|
|12||Jin Xuan||金 萱||Oolong||cross between Ying Zhi Hong Xin and TRES # 8||1981|
|13||Cuy Yu||翠玉||Oolong||cross between Ying Zhi Hong Xin and TRES # 80 (Tainon-80)||1981|
|14||Bai Wen||白文||Oolong||cross between Bair Mau Hour and TTES # 983 (Hwang-Gan x Kyang)||1983|
|15||Bai Yian||白燕||Oolong||cross between Bai Mao Hou and TTES # 983 (Hwang-Gan x Kyang)||1983|
|16||Bai He||白鶴||Oolong||cross between TTES # 1958 and TTES # 335 (Tainon-355) (Dah-Yeh-Oolong x Kyang)||1983|
|17||Ruan Zhi||白鷺||Oolong||cross between TTES # 1958 and TTES # 335 (Tainon-355) (Dah-Yeh-Oolong x Kyang)||1983|
|18||Hong Yu / Ruby18||紅玉||Black||cross between Taiwanese wild Tea tree (B-607) and Burmese assamica (B729)||1999|
|19||Bi Yu / Green Jade||碧玉||Oolong||cross between TTES # 12 and Qing Xin Oolong||2004|
|20||Ying Xiang||迎 香||Oolong||cross between 2022 (Da-Yeh Oolong x Tanion-20) and Qing Xin Oolong||2004|
|21||Hong Yun||紅韻||Black||cross between Keemun and Nepalese assamica from Kyang (FKK-1 line)||2008|
|22||unknown||Oolong||cross between Qing Xin Oolong and Jin Xuan||2014|
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