Oriental Beauty

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Oolong Tea
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Cinnamon, Raisins, Rooibos, Maple, Plums, Spices, Wood, Honey, Autumn Leaf Pile, Floral, Hay, Molasses, Earth, Flowers
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 4 g 27 oz / 801 ml

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  • “I had a lovely cup of this today – i really need to try stacys other steeping parameters since i always brew it for 4 mins. I quite like this one (for an oolong) and find the more i drink it, the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Lovely lovely lovely! Lovely to look upon, with all it’s various shades of color. Lovely to taste, with it’s honey apricot sweetness. I shared a pot of this with a student, & when he commented...” Read full tasting note
  • “Hello Steepster friends, it’s been a while… I had plans to go hiking with Doberman Dexter this morning. We woke up at dawn, just the way I like it (yes, I’m a night AND a morning person, not much...” Read full tasting note
  • “Stacy was so generous to include this in my little sample bundle. Thank you kindly, Stacy! The scent of the dry leaf really took me by surprise. It reminded me of autumn, so I tried to break it...” Read full tasting note

From Butiki Teas

Our Oriental Beauty is organic and utilizes the Chin Xin oolong varietal. Originating from Hungshan in the Anhui province of China, this oolong is crafted by tea master Shan Zhen Chen. Our Oriental Beauty is made from young shoots and is heavily fermented (60-70%), heavily withered (13-25%), and lightly roasted. This gorgeous tea contains leaves that vary in color, including: silver, gold, forest, auburn, cocoa, and charcoal colors. Rich honey notes linger and mingle with apricot, macadamia nut, and orchid notes. Some pastry-like notes are present and pairs well with the sweetness of this oolong, which provides a flavor somewhat reminiscent of funnel cake. We also recommend brewing this tea using 1 teaspoon of Oriental Beauty per 8oz of 180F degree water and steeping the tea for 6 minutes for a different brew.

Ingredients: Organic Chinese Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 195 F degrees

For more information, please visit: www.butikiteas.com.

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107 tasting notes

I love a rainy Sunday, especially on a holiday weekend and even more so when the house is quiet. I wanted to choose something special for the occasion, before my solitude is shattered by the return of my 14-yr old stepdaughter. I’ll be honest, I’m much more suited to Cool Aunt, a role which I have relished for 25+ years for eleven wonderful children that are not mine. Stepmom is still a role I’m getting used to. Stepmom is a different kettle of fish entirely.

So here I am with about an hour to enjoy. I nearly went to tea I knew I would like, but instead I forced myself to drink one of the hundreds of untried teas I have amassed over the past several months due to multiple swaps and unfettered spending. This tea was generously provided by Liquid Proust in a recent swap. I had wanted to try Oriental Beauty for awhile; I mean, with a name like that, who wouldn’t? The aroma is lovely. Seriously, I would like an Oriental Beauty air freshener to spray all over my house. And it’s gorgeous to look at. Flavors: very floral upfront, slightly fruity, honey but not sweet, woodsy, a tad nutty, with a cooling aftertaste. There is something about this tea that is reminiscent of White2Tea’s Clover Patch. I think I might brew them side by side and see if there’s anything to that, or if I’m just mistaken and/or nuts.

Liquid Proust

I have more OB from another company if you would like it!


More tea!? I am curious though…. is it very different from Butiki’s OB?

Liquid Proust

TBH, I’m not a fan of OB so I didn’t try it… it is just sitting there, it came in as a sample from a larger order I placed.

Liquid Proust

Well, I forgot that I still have Butiki’s as well… so let me know if you want that :p


Yes, perhaps we should discuss another swap!

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324 tasting notes

Lovely cup of tea. Definitely get the raisin thing.

It was a nice and light, medium strength flavours and aroma with a slightly astringent aftertaste. I quite like the fact could taste the water, felt like a pure drink.

Reminded me a bit of rooibos in a great way, but with that wonderful OB almost-cinnamon thing going on.

Thanks LiquidProust for the sample!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Raisins, Rooibos

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1094 tasting notes

While I have no clue what this should taste like… I am going to explain it how it taste to me.

As I drink this and listen to Of Monsters and Men, I imagine tea being grown in a public pool that nobody pees in. This tea was plucked from that area ,dried out, and processed as an oolong to be sold to consumers such as I to be drank. Many people will drink this and not taste what I taste, but I taste some sort of clean pool tea nectar.

Frickin’ weird experience… how does one rate this? I assume that any pool that has me continually drinking from its produce must be pretty dang amazing so, yeah…

p.s. I am not insane…


But. Are you high?

Liquid Proust

I was not and am still not high. Maybe I should write differently… it is just hard with all the voices in my head, you know?
I’m just kidding :p
Dang, I can’t take this serious. If Steepster had a way for me to upload my reviews via 10 second video clips you might understand more, my personality is quite potent.

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627 tasting notes

I enjoy this – it is very sweet from the honey notes, and I can definitely taste a competing mix of warmth and fresh fruitiness. It isn’t the end all be all of oolong for me, but I will very much enjoy every last cup.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1355 tasting notes

Oriental Beauty served with pumpkin and pecan pie while I watch Gothum. Basically everything is simply perfect!

Raw leaf smells of musty maple.
Leaf – 5g
Water – 90C
Method – Gaiwan 200ml

In flavour this is light, sweet, wooden and nutty. Also getting a hint of spice and plum. Very clean tasting and the sweetness is wonderful. Has a light dry and nutty after taste.

I think this has been the best Oriental Beauty I have tried. :)

Flavors: Maple, Plums, Spices, Wood


that sounds like such a delicious food pairing!

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111 tasting notes

Not surprisingly, this is a wonderful oolong tea! It has that familiar floral aroma I find so soothing in an oolong, but with a strong honey note to it. (Because of the leafhoppers?) As for the taste, it has very prominent honey notes, possibly the strongest that I’ve noticed in a tea so far. The first steep also had a floral note that reminded me of lilacs, and a hint of something fruity, possibly plum. There was a soft roasted aftertaste, with a little bit of dryness (which I love!). I wouldn’t call it astringency— just a slight powdery dryness that lingered pleasantly on the tongue.

This is a lovely tea, great for multiple steeps. I’ll have to try it gongfu style sometime!

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1727 tasting notes

This tea was good. The brewed tea had a beautiful golden color. There was only a touch of bitterness in the early steepings then none. There were definite notes of plums and honey.

I really liked this tea, a lot. I will eventually want to order it but not right away.

I brewed this tea five times in a 180ml teapot with 6g leaf and 190 degree water. I steeped it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. There were probably three more steepings to this tea, it wasn’t played out but I am at my caffeine limit for the night.

Flavors: Honey, Plums

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 180 OZ / 5323 ML

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657 tasting notes

Round, gently sweet sip. Refreshing aftertaste, almost minty. My dad threw out my leaf after two steeps and before I could take any substantive notes. This is one of my pricier teas at over $1 per cup, so I was not super happy about this. It’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things but it was annoying. Proper tasting note to follow at some point.

180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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972 tasting notes

Yay, another Butiki sample from Sarsonator! I’ve become very curious about oxidized oolongs since trying the Eastern Beauty from Green Terrace, and anything from Butiki is sure to be good. :D The leaves look very similar to the Eastern Beauty – they’re very dark brown/purple with some silvery spots. They seem so fragile, and are very lightweight. I found that this tea has almost no dry scent, just a little bit of hay and autumn leaves. I followed the instructions on Butiki’s website: 2 teaspoons at 195 degrees for 4 minutes.

The brewed aroma is very floral, which surprised me! There’s also some fruity sweetness, and a strong honey note. This actually tastes quite different from the Eastern Beauty that I had before. It’s much more floral, which is not generally my favorite note, but it’s not terrible here. There’s a fruit taste which I would identify as tart but sweet plums along with a deeper raisin-like flavor. The background is all autumn leaves and hay, with a richness that reminds me of molasses. And obviously there’s that honeyed sweetness (this is a leafhopper tea, after all), but honestly I was expecting it to be stronger based on the aroma.

Very good, both similar and different from the one I had previously tried! Thanks Sars!

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Floral, Hay, Honey, Molasses, Plums, Raisins

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Next time I will put instructions on the packs. I don’t know what I was thinking! Bad Sarsy!

Cameron B.

Oh, I don’t mind looking them up! :) Totally not an issue.


I really like Teavivre OB. Strong peaches and plums, some grapes and nuts. I gongfu it.


I have a sample of Butiki OB, saving it for tomorrow for Stacy’s Bday.

Cameron B.

I’ll most likely order at least a sample of it from TeaVivre during their black and oolong sale. :)


I wish I was in NY. I would send you a sample before sale starts. It’s seriously very good. And the price was great on sale. Don’t order a sample I will send it to you.

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237 tasting notes

Ooosh. I don’t know about Oriental Beauty. It is very earthy. Like ear-thay. Something that could almost be something like honey at the beginning of the sip but not quite, imo. Oh no, this really is not for me. I’m sorry cup of tea, I hate to waste :( I will not rate this, because it is not BAD, but I really dislike that earthy taste.

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