28g Loose-leaf Tea - Oriental Beauty
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28g Loose-leaf Tea - Oriental Beauty
28g Loose-leaf Tea - Oriental Beauty
28g Loose-leaf Tea - Oriental Beauty
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28g Loose-leaf Tea - Oriental Beauty

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Bathe your senses in honey sweetness! To produce this tea, the garden must be pristine and inviting in order to entice leaf-hopper bugs to nibble on the leaves -- no pesticides here! This natural process causes the plants to release terpenes in the leaves which results in a honey-like sweetness and aroma. Alas, a double-edged sword... Subjected to nature's whims, this process may cause reduced yields, which means these types of bug-bitten teas have an inherently limited production, but oh-so-worth-it!

  • Origin: Pinglin, Taiwan
  • Traditional Tea Name: 東方美人茶
  • Cultivar: Qing Xin
  • Other Growing Info: bug-bitten
  • Oxidation Level: medium-heavy
  • Harvest: young leaves and buds picked in June, 2020
  • Shaping: loose, dried whole leaves
  • Maximum Brew Temperature:  200° F, 95° C
  • Liquor Color: Bright Reddish Orange
  • Quantity: 28g (1 ounce), about 5 portions
  • Re-steeps: approximately 3-4

We like brewing this by full-steeping in a vessel where water can circulate freely like a spacious teapot. After the initial steeps, try cold steeping the leaves overnight for some delicious cold-brew iced tea!

We source this tea from Ms. Shiuwen who runs Floating Leaves Tea, a fabulous and captivating lady with a unique take on tea! She sources directly from talented farmers in Taiwan every season. Find out more about Oriental Beauty teas in her podcast:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-dsqed-bf262f