Oriental Beauty 50g
REGION: Hsin Chu
AROMA: Lychee, forest honey
TASTE: Muscatel, aromatic apricots with honey undertones
BEST TIME OF DAY: Afternoon
BENEFITS: Improves skin, reduces plaque, lowers blood pressure
BREW: 90°C | 3g/250ml | 30s/50s/55s
Oriental Beauty is produced in only two regions in Taiwan. We source ours from Hsin Chu, where it was originally discovered. The tea farmer and his sons are exceptionally proud of the tea and its heritage. This summer picked tea is 100% pesticide free. The sweetness of the tea relies heavily on the leaves being bitten by small insects called jaccids. As a natural defense mechanism, the leaf secretes a form of sugar to coat the bitten areas, which will start to oxidise. Much skill is then needed to process the tea to enhance its naturally sweet and complex flavours.