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Asian Beauty Oolong, $13.99 (2oz/56g)

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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 2020

Brewing:        

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.