2018 Oriental BeautyFloating Leaves Tea
Oriental Beauty is a intentionally bug bitten, open leaf oolong created in Taiwan. It is bitten by a small green leafhopper, and the bite-wound causes a sweetness in the leaf. Then the young leaves are plucked by hand and oxidized rather heavily to coax out the natural sweetness in the tea. The characteristic of this tea is it's strong honey aroma and sweet taste.
Fragrant and sweet like honey, this oolong is light bodied. Although it is 70% oxidized, apparent from the dark reddish brown leaves, the texture is close to ethereal in the mouth. (It's all in the process, heavily oxidized does not equal heavy feeling tea.) The bouquet of this particular harvest has notes of grapes and dried roses. The broth is more bright and fragrant compared to last season's Oriental Beauty.
- Harvest Location : Pinglin, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : June, 2018
- Cultivar : Qing Xin