Taiwan is a small but prized producer of tea in the world. Taiwanese tea culture is rich in its art and ceremony, and involves calligraphy, flower arts, incense and poetry. Tea is a valued social activity in Taiwan and there are many vibrant teahouses throughout the country. While oolongs are especially popular in Taiwan, black teas and green teas are also becoming known. The original tea settlers came from Fujian province in China and the earliest tea gardens were planted in the Nantou County of central Taiwan. There are many famous tea areas in Taiwan including Pinglin, Ali Shan, Lugu, Shan Lin Xi, Li SHan, Hsinchu, Minjian and Zhu Shan.