Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea - Organic

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Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Oriental Beauty
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anhui, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 18, 2013

Commercial Description

...Before this tea is carefully handpicked in the summer, it must wait for the arrival of a small green insect to nibble its leaves which imparts its wonderfully sweet honey finish. Our organic Oriental Beauty oolong has a deep oxidation of around 75% which produces a bronze-colored, extremely smooth (almost velvety!) cup that reveals hints of spices and citrus marmalade...

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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
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This tea has an overwhelming honey-like aroma that I find a bit repulsive. I don't like the flavor of honey much, though. I brewed it for 10 minutes to make it strong enough, and the flavor was still pretty subtle and watery-tasting, but it's okay. It's interesting. I don't usually like oolongs much, so I probably like this one more than usual. I like strong black teas. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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I think Arbor Teas' description of this tea is spot-on: Velvety-smooth and sweet, almost suggestive of marmalade. I would not have guessed that this example is not from Taiwan--it tasted very similar to the Taiwanese Oriental Beauty oolongs.

Dry leaf has little aroma.

Brews a rich, dark colored cup, very smooth but thick, syrupy. Aroma is mild, but strongly suggests sweetness. Dominant tones in the aroma are grapes and caramel. There's a faint soapiness in the aroma as well. Flavor is mostly slightly sweet, with almost no bitterness or sourness.

Surprisingly little leaf is necessary to produce a full-bodied cup. I recommend not oversteeping; even though this tea does not become bitter or astringent, and even though I overall thought it not flavorful enough for my tastes, I thought it more enjoyable when steeped only for a shorter time (
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