Taiwan Oriental Beauty (Bai Hao) Oolong Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

This tea is special because it needs the bite of small green insect / leaf hoppers for its natural sweet aroma or honey aroma. The small green insect called leaf hoppers or tea jassid prefer to bite young leaves (buds). The leaf than reacts to defend and recover from the bite. This causes a partial oxidation and the very specific high pitched Oriental Beauty fragrance...

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is quite rich, a blend of yeasty sweet bread, sharp muscatel, and sweet raw honey. There are also faint notes of loam and smoke at the finish. Overall the aroma of this tea is quite sweet.

The first sip fulfills the promise of warmth and richness from the aroma. At first the taste is richly sweet and muscatel, as the sip slides down my mouth it changes to honey and lastly loam. The aftertaste is sweet and like honey. I found that the mouthfeel was smooth and slightly tingly, probably from the adorable little fuzzy bits on the leaves. This steep managed to have a very distinct presence while being delicate and light


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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Dark, severely roasted dry tea, and brown color brew. Taste is plain, not particularly harsh, but without any floral overtones. Very unexciting but not particularly unpleasant either, just acceptable. I feel, longer brewing time should be avoided. A second steep was not much different from the first one.
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