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OOLONG TEA: Oriental Beauty, Taiwan

$16.00
OOLONG TEA: Oriental Beauty, Taiwan

OOLONG TEA: Oriental Beauty, Taiwan

$16.00
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Oriental Beauty
Oolong tea, Taiwan

Caramelised sugar, wood, rose, muscatel

One of the most famous oolongs in the world, Oriental Beauty is produced using the clever, natural technique of allowing tiny leaf hopper insects to nibble on the leaves before harvest. This initiates a defensive chemical change inside the leaf that produces its distinctive sweet, muscatel flavour.

Both soothing and invigorating, Oriental Beauty’s sweet and woody head notes give way to hints of muscat grape, rose and nutmeg, followed by a long floral finish. This particular Oriental Beauty comes from the mountainous area of Alishan in central Taiwan.

September 2019 harvest.

Preparation: Steep for 3 mins at 90°. Four infusions.