Oriental Beauty

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Oolong Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “Hurray - I'm the first one to log this. Nyah, nyah nyah! :-) Today I am an oolong fiend. I got this as a freebie with my order from Asha Tea House and I'm very grateful. I only have had one...” Read full tasting note
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Also known as Bai Hao Oolong, Oriental Beauty (東方美人) is produced only once a year, in the summer. The honey, orchid, and fruit notes are contributed to in part by leaf hoppers feeding on the tea leaves. This also causes the leaves to be dwarfed in size, requiring a significantly greater number of leaves to make one pound of tea.
This Oriental Beauty comes from Mr. Ong, an old school farmer native to Ping Lin, a tea growing region in the northeastern part of Taiwan. The area has a very unique micro climate, with intense fog for a lower elevation, less than 800 meters, area. These factors made Ping Lin one of the first well known tea growing regions on the island.

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Hurray – I’m the first one to log this. Nyah, nyah nyah! :-)

Today I am an oolong fiend. I got this as a freebie with my order from Asha Tea House and I’m very grateful.

I only have had one other oriental beauty oolong and this is another one that evidently gets its’ sweetness from the assistance of insects. So I’m defintely not an expert. And I’ve heard it can be difficult to find a good quality oriental beauty oolong but I believe this is a good one.

It brews up darker than a green oolong but is not really roasted. The flavor in infusions 1 and 2 reminds me a bit of grain with a light floral quality and some lingering sweetness. A bit of honey. This falls very softly on the palette and is moist and refreshing in your mouth.

Steep #3 is getting a bit sweeter with something like a light touch of caramel or brown sugar. Mmmm. This is really lovely, I’m so glad I got the chance to try it. It’s luxurious!

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

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