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Eastern Beauty

Organic Oolong Tea

$30.00–$60.00
makes 30 cups

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Description

Eastern Beauty is made once a year in June-July when the tea leafhopper (a type of aphid) visits the gardens during summer rainy season. The leafhopper draws juices out of the tender tea leaves, initiating early withering and oxidation. Prior to harvest, this slow-crafted tea is withered on the plants for 1-2 days until the leaves display the correct range of colors, including hues of purple, red, brown, white & orange. This unique cultivation method renders vivid complexity and exotic floral sweetness with notes of wildflower honey, lychee, nectarines, magnolia blossoms, and Muscat grapes.


Origin

Doi Mae Salong, Thailand

Tasting Notes

Inexplicably complex with exotic sweet aromas of wildflower honey, lychee, nectarines, magnolia blossoms, and Muscat grapes.

Ingredients

Organic oolong tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
6g | 1.5 Tbsp
Water Amount
12oz | 350ml
Water Temperature
195°F | 90°C
Steep Time
4 minutes
Resteep up to 1x

Traditional Preparation

Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 60% of a porcelain gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

Basic Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3-4 minutes

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Gaiwan.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

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YUMMY
May 16, 2017
I love this tea along with ALL the teas that I have from Rishi.
Tammy Werner
Lincolnshire, IL
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Artisan Brew
Jul 13, 2016
Notwithstanding that this oolong deviates from the horizontal typicity of oolongs in general, the buttery...
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David A. Mihaila
Diamond Head, HI
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Complex and mildly fruity
Jun 21, 2016
This is a very fruity and light summery oolong. I may become bored with it in due course, but for now, this...
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Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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YUMMY
May 16, 2017
I love this tea along with ALL the teas that I have from Rishi.
Tammy Werner
Lincolnshire, IL
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Complex and mildly fruity
Jun 21, 2016
This is a very fruity and light summery oolong. I may become bored with it in due course, but for now, this...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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Artisan Brew
Jul 13, 2016
Notwithstanding that this oolong deviates from the horizontal typicity of oolongs in general, the buttery...
read more
David A. Mihaila
Diamond Head, HI
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Artisan Brew
Jul 13, 2016
Notwithstanding that this oolong deviates from the horizontal typicity of oolongs in general, the buttery...
read more
David A. Mihaila
Diamond Head, HI
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Complex and mildly fruity
Jun 21, 2016
This is a very fruity and light summery oolong. I may become bored with it in due course, but for now, this...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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YUMMY
May 16, 2017
I love this tea along with ALL the teas that I have from Rishi.
Tammy Werner
Lincolnshire, IL
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