Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren), also known as Bai Hao Oolong, is a special heavily oxidized oolong created by an insect bite! This natural ecosystem Oriental Beauty is harvested during summer from young leaves and tips just bitten by a small cricket or tea jassid Cicadellidae: Jacobiasca formosana (Paoli). Leaves undergo a chemical reaction as defense against the bites and this contribute to the sweet honey notes characteristic of this tea. This tea is of very high quality, Qing Xin Da Mo varietal leaves and buds are carefully hand-picked and upon infusing we find a beautiful range of purple, brown and green tones.
Origin: Pinglin, Taiwan
Harvest: Summer, 2022
Color of infusion: Amber
Aroma: Honey, floral, lemon candies
Flavor: honey, roses, leaf juice, exotic wood
Temperature: 90-95º c
Steeping time: 1,5min; 2min; 3min