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ORIENTAL BEAUTY OOLONG TEA

$ 32.50 $ 65.00

Description

SUMMER 2014 HARVEST - Legend has it that Oriental Beauty was bestowed its poetic name by the Queen of England, but it is also known as Formosa White-Tipped Oolong, Bai Hao Oolong and a whole host of other names. The good news is that Oriental Beauty, by any other name, still tastes as sweet. This Taiwanese, dark oxidation (around 60 percent) oolong is comprised of large, cocoa-brown leaves spiked with feathery silver tips. It has bold aromas of stewed plums and bittersweet chocolate. Oriental Beauty's liquor is deep copper, with aromas of bold tannins, black pepper and old-growth forest. The flavor reveals the appropriateness of its name: it is maple-sweet with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and baked walnut-stonefruit tart. The aftertaste is lingering and lightly astringent, with cardamom spiciness, and the second infusion is less astringent, earthier and more deeply spiced than the first.

Your tea is hand packed in a resealable pouch at no additional charge. For an additional $5 you can select our new Black Triangle Signature Canister.

Tea Information

  • CAFFEINE LEVEL
    Light
  • ORIGIN
    Taiwan
  • REGION
    Hsinchu
  • CURRENT HARVEST
    Summer Harvest 2014
  • INGREDIENTS
    Oolong tea
  • MOOD PROFILE
    Invigorating
  • FLAVOR PROFILE
    Earthy, Sweet, Woodsy

Tea Prep Guide

TEA LEAVES
1.2 tsp / 5 g
TEMPERATURE
200 F
INFUSION TIME
2 - 4 mins

Reviews

Reviews
1.5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
(2/5)
Stephen from Acworth on Dec 13, 2016
Oriental Beauty is one of my all time favorite teas, but unfortunately I can tell this tea is over 2 years old. The fragrance is there, but the taste is stale. This shouldn't be priced the way it is and I would wait until a new harvest comes in.
(1/5)
Lori from Los Angeles on Jun 12, 2016
This is pretty expensive and not worth it for me. I prefer the Bao Zhong. This is a tad light for my taste and somehow not totally developed. I'm a nut for Taiwanese Oolong .... this just didn't cut if for me. Tasted like I was trying to drink a 3rd or 4th flush ...
 
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