Oriental Beauty

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Oolong Tea
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Ordered this after seeing a post on r/tea. Very good tea. I ordered the standard amount of 5.8 g and I received a lot more tea than I was expecting, which was a good surprise. The 1st steep had a...” Read full tasting note
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Description of Tea:
Dong Fang Mei Ren (also called Bai Hao) is an unrolled dark Taiwanese oolong unlike any other. Its English name, Oriental Beauty, was given by Queen Elizabeth II in the early 20th century when she tasted this tea for the first time. The tea is hand-harvested and crafted by using two leaves and a bud per cluster. 70-75% oxidized.

Unique Characteristics:
Enzymes change the color of the leaf edges to a deep red, and cause the plant to give off the aroma of honey and fruit, and an unusually sweet flavor. The leaves are naturally oxidized by leaf hoppers that chew on the leaf edges while still growing on the tea bushes. As such, it is harvested only in the early summer. It yields a rich, strong honeyed liquor which produces a sweet tasting bright-yellow-orange tea liquor without any astringency or bitterness.

BEFORE STEEPING
Leaf Aroma: Flowery bouquet, hints of honey.
Leaf Dyness: Dry
Leaf Color: Yellow-orange
Leaf Texture: Semi-crisp
Leaf Size, Shape: Unrolled twisted leaves about 1 inch long.

AFTER STEEPING
Tea Aroma: Floral, sweet, honey
Tea Color: Yellow-orange
Tea Taste: Superb sweet refreshing honey, floral

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Ordered this after seeing a post on r/tea. Very good tea. I ordered the standard amount of 5.8 g and I received a lot more tea than I was expecting, which was a good surprise. The 1st steep had a nice floral flavor with a touch of what I’d call cinnamon. It held up for 5 steeps and likely could have gone a few more. I’m quite happy.

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

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