Kumy Tea Plantation
In 1965,an Ayatal warrior in search for food unexpectedly encountered a girl from Lishan’s Gayang tribe. They eventually married and settled on these ancestral grounds. They worked together, side by side, to start an orchard, growing pears, apples, and peaches. While waiting for the saplings to mature, the warrior fished from the Dajia River to support his growing family. A few years later, the couple harvested the crops and started a family business with this orchard. The warrior became a farmer, and the orchard is then named after the owner, Kumy.
Then, in 1995, after encountering the uniqueness and superior health benefits offered by tea specifically grown in Taiwan, the farmer decided to move toward this new direction and replaced all of the fruit trees with tea shrubs. With this act, the family went through a few difficult years and the owner could only press on through gritted teeth. This insistence upon the desire to grow excellent tea and careful nurturing eventually succeeded, and the farmer was the first aborigine to successfully grow tea on Lishan. Thus Kumy’s Orchard transformed into the Kumy Tea Plantation.