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Oriental Beauty Tea

Oriental Beauty Tea Product Description

  • Weight: 75g/150 g
  • Packaging: We keep the original packaging for the authenticity of an award-winning label.
  • Taste: apple, grape, fragrant wood and honey-sweet
  • The appearance of the tea leaf: brown and white long curly-leaf buds
  • Aroma: sweet and aromatic
  • Colour of Tea: light amber-orange
  • Season:  2020 summer tea
  • Roasted: 20%
  • Oxidation: 70-90%
  • Elevation: 300-500m M
  • Origin: Taiwan



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What’s So Special About Oriental Beauty Tea?

Oriental Beauty Tea was an invention by a unique technique in Taiwan. It was a beautiful mistake, initially. When a tea farmer once encountered insect problems, they picked the upper leaves and buds that are the finest parts of the trees bitten by the insects. Then, they took them to the tea laboratory and discovered that after the insects sucked the tea stems and buds juice, it started the oxidation process. Hence, this process added natural sweetness and fruity aromas to the tea.

After this significant discovery, the farmer used this skill to grow the tea by feeding the insect, Jacobiasca formosana. And for the need of the feeding, the tea must grow in warmer areas on the leeward side of hills in regions. It also requires sufficient humidity and sunshine at lower altitudes (300–800m) between the mountains and the plains. That’s why this unique plantation technique is only suitable to harvest in the middle of summer, and only about 40–50% of the leaves used. However, as climate changes globally, Taiwan enjoyed a warm winter in 2019. And this batch of Oriental Beauty tea harvested in December 2019, which made it especially unique.

However, the annual yield is still low, and the price is relatively high. As a result, the Oriental Beauty Tea considered as one type of rare and SPECIALITY teas. Besides, the moisture content of Oriental Beauty Tea is higher than other teas; the withering process takes longer hence leads to the longer hydrolysis and oxidation processes. The longer time helped generates the typical sweet flavour and taste of this tea. It thought to have been named Oriental Beauty by Queen Elizabeth the second when she tasted the tea.

Oriental Beauty Tea Brewing Guide:

  1. Tea to water ratio: 1g tea:80ml water; use filtered water and ceramic teaware to enhance the flavour.
  2. Water temperature: 80-90°C
  3. Brewing time: 8 minutes. 1-3 re-steeping




Roasted Tea or unrested tea?

Tea leaves contain natural sucrose sugar and the roasting process extracts the sweetness aroma and taste from the tea. Among all tea types,  only Oolong Tea goes through roasting process and Taiwan is the best in Oolong Tea. 

Tea Oxidisation and Taste

Among all different type of teas, only Oolong Tea goes through both outdoor and indoor oxidisation processes. These processes gave the tea different beverage colours, aroma, and flavours. Now you can choose tea depending on your preference, whether you like delicate garden-fresh tea or rich sweet fruit flavour.

What is oolong tea?

Oolong Tea is a traditional semi-oxidised Chinese tea category. It produces through a process including withering the plant under strong oxidation. Among all the origins, Taiwanese Oolong Tea is famous for the premium high mountain Oolong Tea. But, are you wondering why Taiwan produces higher grade teas?

Firstly, it’s about weather and geographic conditions.  Taiwan’s climate is very variable during four seasons.  Besides, it has many high, steep mountains with diverse weather conditions. Moreover, the altitude and soil are different too.  These factors cause differences in tea leave appearance, aroma, and it gives the tea multiple flavours.

Carefully hand-selected using only the most delicate leaves, this tea offers a deliciously golden-yellow liquor with the most wonderful jasmine-sweet flavour. What’s more, it provides the most refreshing and satisfying infusion, which suits any time of the day.

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