Oriental Beauty

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Updated: Mar. 13, 2014 

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About Oriental Beauty

Dark Tea Leaves
Bai Hao Oolong
from Rishi Tea
Dong fang mei ren(東方美人), usually translated as oriental beauty is a well-known style of oolong tea. It is also commonly known as bai hao oolong, and less commonly, white pekoe, or amber dragon. While this style of tea has many names, it is nonetheless a well-defined style. It tends to have a dark color, and a smooth flavor, with little bitterness.

Oriental beauty is a tippy tea, containing a greater portion of tips (buds) and thus having a higher caffeine content. The term "white pekoe" refers to the white hairs evident on some of the leaves, although overall this is a darker oolong more similar to a black tea.

Oriental beauty oolong shares certain characteristics of aroma and overall qualities in common with some Darjeeling black teas. This owes to the fact that the production of oriental beauty involves an insect, called chaxiaoluyechan (茶小绿叶蝉 or 茶小緑葉蟬), eating the leaves of the tea plant; the plant then manufactures a chemical defense which contributes to the unique grape-like aroma of this style of tea.

Best Oriental Beauty

The notion of the "best" Oriental Beauty is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Oriental Beauty

Brand:Butiki Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Oriental Beauty

Brand:Teas Etc
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Eastern Beauty Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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ZO93: Organic Imperial Bai Hao Oolong

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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