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Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong
Oriental Beauty Oolong

Oriental Beauty Oolong

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2021 New Harvest Has Arrived

Oriental Beauty Oolong (Competition Grade)

苗栗東方美人茶 (手採比賽級)

Oriental Beauty Tea is a competition oolong tea from MiaoLi, Taiwan. It is a highly oxidized tea (85%) with a stone fruit aroma, smooth body, and lingering honey aftertaste. 
 
800 handpicked young tea buds yields to one bag of Oriental Beauty. The tea plants are grown without insecticides to encourage a common leaf-hopper insect, the tea jassid (Jacobiasca Formosana), to feed on the leaves, stems, and buds. This leads to the plant's defensive production of monoterpene diol and hotrienol which gives the tea its unique flavor. The insect bites start the oxidation of the leaves and tips and add a sweet honey-like aroma to the tea.
  
  • Harvest: Summer 2021
  • Origin: MiaoLi, Taiwan
  • Elevation: 1,300 Ft.
  • Aroma: Plum / Apricot / Honey