One of the best quality Taiwanese Oolongs, which in other respects differs immediately from the others. It is harvested in summer, unlike the winter and spring harvests of the other teas of this type, and in the level of oxidation is closer to black tea than to green. With regard to this fact we would classify it rather amongst traditional teas, which are being slowly replaced by fashionable low-oxidised Oolongs such as Gao Shan, Dong Ding or Jin Xuan. The actual oxidation process also differs, since this takes place on the plant before harvesting thanks to specific insects which feed on the tea leaves and disturb its structure. The tea offers the complex, honey-tinged flavour of Oolong teas in combination with the fullness of black teas. Here we can observe a slightly spicy taste and aroma reminiscent of Keemun teas.
The name “Oriental Beauty” was given to the tea by Queen Elizabeth II, but worldwide this tea is known under the names of Eastern Beauty, Bai Hao Oolong, Silver Tip Formosa, Dong Feng Mei Ren or Pong Fong Cha amongst others. The tea did not reach the west until the end of the 19th century, when Taiwan began to export its Oolongs. It was originally cultivated only in the north of the country (then a province), mainly in the Wenshan region.
- Jin Xuan
- loose tea
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