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Oriental Beauty Tea

Oriental Beauty Tea Product Description

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.

  • Weight: 75g/150 g
  • Packaging: 150g- the original packaging for the authenticity of an award-winning label. 75g-tea tin
  • 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:  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 are used. However, as climate changes globally, Taiwan enjoyed a warm winter in 2019. And this batch of Oriental Beauty tea was 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 is considered as one type of rare and SPECIALITY tea. Besides, the moisture content of Oriental Beauty Tea is higher than other teas; the withering process takes longer hence leading to the longer hydrolysis and oxidation processes. The longer time helped generate the typical sweet flavour and taste of this tea. It was 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

 

 

 

Size

150 g, 75 g

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Choose Your Tea Based on Your Preference

There are two key factors that decide the tastes and aroma of the teas.

  1. Roasting Process-Tea leaves contain natural sucrose sugar and the roasting process extracts the sweetness aroma and taste from the tea. Among all types of teas, only Oolong Tea goes through roasting process and Taiwan is the best in Oolong Tea. 
  2. Oxidisation Process: this process also decides the tea beverage colours, aroma, and flavours. 
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Water Amount

Tea to water ratio: 1g tea: 100 ml water
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Water Temperature

– 90-95°C for bold pellets tea
– 80-90°C for long curly-leaf buds teas

Brewing Time

– 8 mins for bold pellets tea
– 5 mins for long curly-leaf buds teas
 

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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