Oriental Beauty OolongOrganic Oolong Tea

$30.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

Cultivar: Ruan Zhi
Harvest: Autumn 2016

This micro-lot of organic Oriental Beauty Oolong was hand-made by a third generation oolong tea artisan in Doi Mae Salong in northern Thailand. Only a very limited amount of this extraordinary tea was made. Oriental Beauty is specialized style of Bai Hao Oolong that is made only when the green tea leafhopper visits tea gardens during the summer and autumn. This small green aphid draws some of the sweet juices out of tender new growth on the tea bushes. After just a few days in the gardens, the leafhoppers disappear. The leafhoppers do not harm the bushes enough to cause significant damage. Rather, they simply draw some of the juice in the tea buds to the surface of the tea leaves where it is exposed to oxygen. This initiates the polyphenolic oxidation process that happens to all tea leaves when they are picked from the bush. In the case of Oriental Beauty, however, that process begins while the tea buds are still growing on the tea bushes. The effect is to provide a very slow and drawn out oxidation process that creates a gorgeous range of color, including hues of purple, red, brown, white and amber. Often called the "five color oolong," Oriental Beauty is characterized by a luscious, honey-like sweetness and wildly complex floral and fruity aromas.


Tasting Notes

Handcrafted by an expert oolong master in the Doi Mae Salong, this Dongfang Meiren is inexplicably complex with exotic sweet aromas of wildflower honey and pipa (loquat) fruit.

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
200°F
Steep Time
2 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Tea: 1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz water
Temperature: 200°F
Time: 1st infusion- 2 minutes, 2nd- 3 minutes, 3rd- 4 minutes

Ingredients

Organic oolong tea

Origin

Doi Mae Salong

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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 French toast with... read more
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 is one of my... 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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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 is one of my... 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 French toast with... 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 French toast with... 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 is one of my... 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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