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Watching the FIFA World Cup gives me the perfect opportunity to sit down and cuddle up to warm cups of lovely tea. Plus, I love the commercials on the Spanish channel… they are much more humorous than American commercials. .

Drinking this alongside the Monkey Picked Oolong also by Teavivre.

This tea has beautiful tea leaves with white tips… it’s gorgeous and looks nothing like other oolongs that I have had before.
This tea has a much stronger roasted flavor than the Monkey picked oolong. It isn’t too green or grassy but it does have a slight floral taste to it. I love the natural accent of honey in the background.. it really pulls together the flavors for me. It’s really smooth and just gets better and creamier with each successive resteep.

Thank you, Teavivre!

Flavors: Honey, Roasted, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
TheTeaFairy

I just love Oriental Beauty, it’s a leaf hopper bitten tea, that’s one of the reasons why it’s honey sweet :-)

albertocanfly

That natural honey flavor is amazing! I love it!:] What does it mean to be leaf hopper bitten? Sorry, still learning!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, please don’t apologize!
It’s an insect that attacks and bites the fresh leaves. The bite action creates an early oxidization before the harvest while the leave is trying to “heal” itself. They discovered that the “bruises” give a sweet honey taste to the tea! Isn’t nature fabulous?

TheTeaFairy

Albertocanfly, here’s a note I wrote a while ago about OB. You can look at some close up shots I took from the bitten leaves to illustrate the process. Look at your own spent leaves from Teavivre, you’ll probably see the tiny littles bites too :-)

albertocanfly

That is incredible! Nature does it again with the pure incredibleness! . I love the chemistry behind the early oxidation. How awesome.
Oh my goodness… I do see some! And your pictures are incredible! Wow, you have quite the photography skills.

TheTeaFairy

I thought you might enjoy :-)

Nattie

I find your comment about the commercially really funny – I am English, so watching the World Cup on English TV, and I swear our adverts are the worst. So dire. The reason I found your comment funny is that I am a big basketball fan too, and it’s not very big over here so I often watch NBA online, complete with American adverts. Me and my partner often comment on how much better, funnier and generally more imaginative than ours the American commercials are! I think they’re brilliant (:

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TheTeaFairy

I just love Oriental Beauty, it’s a leaf hopper bitten tea, that’s one of the reasons why it’s honey sweet :-)

albertocanfly

That natural honey flavor is amazing! I love it!:] What does it mean to be leaf hopper bitten? Sorry, still learning!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, please don’t apologize!
It’s an insect that attacks and bites the fresh leaves. The bite action creates an early oxidization before the harvest while the leave is trying to “heal” itself. They discovered that the “bruises” give a sweet honey taste to the tea! Isn’t nature fabulous?

TheTeaFairy

Albertocanfly, here’s a note I wrote a while ago about OB. You can look at some close up shots I took from the bitten leaves to illustrate the process. Look at your own spent leaves from Teavivre, you’ll probably see the tiny littles bites too :-)

albertocanfly

That is incredible! Nature does it again with the pure incredibleness! . I love the chemistry behind the early oxidation. How awesome.
Oh my goodness… I do see some! And your pictures are incredible! Wow, you have quite the photography skills.

TheTeaFairy

I thought you might enjoy :-)

Nattie

I find your comment about the commercially really funny – I am English, so watching the World Cup on English TV, and I swear our adverts are the worst. So dire. The reason I found your comment funny is that I am a big basketball fan too, and it’s not very big over here so I often watch NBA online, complete with American adverts. Me and my partner often comment on how much better, funnier and generally more imaginative than ours the American commercials are! I think they’re brilliant (:

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Tea is a new hobby of mine. The crazy amount of available teas is amazing and I’m just now wetting my toes. One of my favorite parts about teas is sharing it with my friends and family.. It is the best when you finally discover a tea that a “tea hater” loves. For me, tea is a bit of happiness in a mug and I’m always willing to explore.

Besides tea, I’m a scientist who adores long hikes in the mountains, dancing around the house listening to the Beatles (and other wonderful bands), and playing with my dog. Life is a beautiful thing that deserves to be explored and cherished.

I will try any tea at least once and my palate is continually changing as I delve deeper in the tea world, but these are my current preferences:
-Herbal
-Rooibos
-Interesting flavors (root beer float, ice cream cake, etc.)
-Fruity
-Nutty

And I would love to try a purple tea… :]

Shall we explore together?:]

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