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"It has both black and oolong flavors with a great natural sweetness resembling dried fruit and Cinnamon spiciness."
On the darker side of the Oolong spectrum is our Asian Beauty, a smooth, sweet, and fragrant Oolong - and Taiwan's most famous "bug-bitten" tea. This tea is only produced in the Summer when the leaves naturally acquire notes of honey and cinnamon from the little leaf hoppers. This is a good tea to put in the tea chest and let it age a while as it improves with age.
More info on Taiwan's leaf-hopper bitten teas can be found HERE
Other names for this tea marketed in the West: Oriental Beauty Oolong, Dong Fang Mei Ren, Baihao, Champagne Oolong and Beggar's Tea.
You can order a 10 gr. sample in the pull-down menu below or get better pricing with higher volume
Cultivar: 正種小葉種 Zheng Zhong Xiao Ye Zhong
Location: Xinzhu, Taiwan
Elevation: This is a low elevation tea
Harvest: Summer 2021
Works well "grandpa style" or two teaspoons to 8 oz., 185° deg. water for 4 - 5 minutes. Repeat.
3gr to 150cc, 85-90°C. 1-3min steeps. We recommend two or three steeps to first be mixed together in another cup (chahai), then drink as a single steep.