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Thank you to Fong Mong Tea for their generosity in providing me with this free sample!

This is one of those teas that gets its flavor from being bitten by leaf hopping insects, I almost forgot!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongfang_Meiren_tea

I’ve had a few Oriental Beauty type teas in the past and have always enjoyed them. I wish I had a gaiwan to steep this in, but this afternoon I don’t. I did steep in the infuser mug for around 90 seconds.

I got a light yellowish infusion that is slightly toasty with a slight floral aroma. The tea reminds me a bit of sandalwood and has a nice sweet, finish. At first I doesn’t seem too impressive but a few seconds after you take a sip, there’s a honey like sensation on your tongue and the back of your throat. This tea stay with you in a good way. Very nice!

My second steep was similar to the first, but the infusion is a bit darker, I think I steeped it for around 2 minutes. There’s a bit of rose in the aroma & flavor of this tea. Roses and sandalwood is quite a nice combination! I have another Eastern Beauty but would certainly consider purchasing this once I’ve finished the other one off. A very enjoyable afternoon tea, relaxing and brings you back to sanity.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

I don’t think this was one of the samples I got from them – I have only reviewed one so far – I need to get back on it! Been too busy playing with my breville but won’t steep this in the breville – as you said – more gaiwan worthy!

I do feel intrigued by the mention of sandalwood however! Going on my shopping list!

Bonnie

I notices that there has been a nice mix in the samples sent out. Not everyone received the same samples! Smart! This is a nice exotic!

TeaBrat

They asked me to pick 4 of my choosing…

ScottTeaMan

I don’t think I got this one. ://

Bonnie

I was asked too but just mentioned the black since the rest was mostly oolongs that I saw.

Scott B

Glad you liked it. I’ve never had an Oriental Beauty before so I picked this as one of my samples too. I need to try it soon.

Angrboda

Insects? O.O Gosh, I didn’t know that. How interesting.

Missy

That is rather awesome! I never knew about the tea bugs.

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Azzrian

I don’t think this was one of the samples I got from them – I have only reviewed one so far – I need to get back on it! Been too busy playing with my breville but won’t steep this in the breville – as you said – more gaiwan worthy!

I do feel intrigued by the mention of sandalwood however! Going on my shopping list!

Bonnie

I notices that there has been a nice mix in the samples sent out. Not everyone received the same samples! Smart! This is a nice exotic!

TeaBrat

They asked me to pick 4 of my choosing…

ScottTeaMan

I don’t think I got this one. ://

Bonnie

I was asked too but just mentioned the black since the rest was mostly oolongs that I saw.

Scott B

Glad you liked it. I’ve never had an Oriental Beauty before so I picked this as one of my samples too. I need to try it soon.

Angrboda

Insects? O.O Gosh, I didn’t know that. How interesting.

Missy

That is rather awesome! I never knew about the tea bugs.

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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59-50 Ick

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