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Oriental Beauty

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by John Grebe
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “I actually almost misidentified this as not being by Ten Ren, because it's more prominently labeled as being from "Midori & Tea" . I am also going to admit that I bought this for the gorgeous tin...” Read full tasting note
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    lisbet 267 tasting notes
  • “This is a really nice tea but I think I brewed it too weak so I am not going to rate it. I used 3g to about 9 oz water at 185 F for 2 1/2 min and I gave the leaves a quick wash before really...” Read full tasting note
    kristinthomas 302 tasting notes
  • “Brewed gongfu this is not the best Oriental Beauty out there as it has a light and sweet dark oolong taste that comes off as plain and almost borderline black tea as their is no roast taste to make...” Read full tasting note
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    JohnGrebe 215 tasting notes
  • “I bought this from a Ten Ren franchise store. The first steeping was about 20 seconds and smelled peppery to me. It had that sort of lightly peppery flavour. when I had finished the tea and...” Read full tasting note
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    lillimay 6 tasting notes

From Ten Ren

Oriental Beauty is also known as Bai Hao Oolong has unusually colored leaves ranging from black to red to yellow to white due to the local microclimate in Northern Taiwan. Unlike most oolongs, the leaves undergo a high degree of fermentation (80%) before it is baked. This tea is also known as Champagne Formosa Oolong because in Europe a few drops of champagne are added to each cup for extra flavor.

Oriental Beauty is a good grade with light brown to dark brown tea leaves. It has a strong smooth taste with a lightly floral and baked aftertaste and a floral aroma with roasted undertones.

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267 tasting notes

I actually almost misidentified this as not being by Ten Ren, because it’s more prominently labeled as being from “Midori & Tea” . I am also going to admit that I bought this for the gorgeous tin that it’s in. I’ve actually had a whole bunch of teas labeled Oriental Beauty Tea that weren’t oolong as this is. I think my favorite was a Pu-ehr by Life Rising. This is mild and generally a good tea. It’s a good thing I’m enjoying it as much as I am, because I now have a lot of it. Tastes a lot gentler than your average Chinese restaurant oolong. Beauty enhancing effects? Unverified.
(I forgot to set the timer and steeped this a bit long. No harm done.)

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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This is a really nice tea but I think I brewed it too weak so I am not going to rate it. I used 3g to about 9 oz water at 185 F for 2 1/2 min and I gave the leaves a quick wash before really steeping. It is the color of gold and is really pretty in my glass Bodum insulated mug. The taste is very light for me (probably used too much water for the tea). I am getting mostly floral notes in both the taste and the smell.

Thanks Lizbet for the sample!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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215 tasting notes

Brewed gongfu this is not the best Oriental Beauty out there as it has a light and sweet dark oolong taste that comes off as plain and almost borderline black tea as their is no roast taste to make it more interesting like wuyi. Although it is a cheap oolong it makes a great ice tea in the ice tea maker which is one of my summer staples.

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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I bought this from a Ten Ren franchise store.
The first steeping was about 20 seconds and smelled peppery to me. It had that sort of lightly peppery flavour. when I had finished the tea and smelled the cup, it smelled more floral. It got more floral and less peppery with each steeping.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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