ABOUT Oriental Beauty Tea
It is said that Oriental Beauty tea was named by Queen Elizabeth II when the first time she tasted it. Because of the Asian origin and the lovely appearance of the tea leaves, she named the tea as Oriental Beauty Tea.
The oriental Beauty is processed with mid -fermented, light fire-baked traditional technology. Every 1 bud with 2 leaves are hand picked and then produced to be high class oolong tea. The leaves have white tips which are the buds of new leaves that are picked along with the top two leaves. The buds need to be bitten by the Jacobiasca formosana (one kind of insect live in tea farms) and then the tea will have a special sweet taste. The more white tips on the leaves the more valuable the tea leaves are. Since the farmers want to attract Jacobiasca formosana, they can’t use any insecticide. As a result, the tea farms become totally natural and organic.
Special environment is required to plant oriental beauty tea trees. It is grown at an elevation of about 300~800 meters between mountains and plains.The tea trees need to be planted in the leeward side of hill. Humidity and sufficient sunshine are necessary and no pollution is acceptable.The tea is only harvested in the middle of summer, so the annual yield is low and the price is relatively high. The Orient Beauty Oolong is rarer and more valuable than others.
It is famous for its subtle honey flavor and its long lingering aftertaste as well as its bright amber color. It has a delicious honey-like taste.
There is even one special French style of drinking Oriental Beauty which is to mix several drops of real champagne when making the hot tea.In addition, the high level of oxidation gives it an interesting mixture of the qualities of both Oolong and black tea.
Oriental Beauty Tea is strongly recommended to who love black tea.
Making a perfect cup
The temperature of water used for making Oriental beauty Oolong is lower.
The recommended temperature is about 80°C ~ 85°C. Use approximate 1/3 ~1/2 of a tea pot of tea leaves . It requires a longer brewing time than most of our other teas. 1-2 minutes is recommended and then increase steeping time for the subsequent brewing. Same amount of tea can be prepared by pouring water into it for several times.