Oriental Beauty, also known as Dongfang meiren, Eastern Beauty, Bai Ho, or White-tipped oolong, is considered the Champagne of Oolongs.
This single-estate tea comes from one of our farming friends in Hsinchu, Taiwan, who specialises in Oriental Beauty tea. The garden is located at around 300-500m elevation.
CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING
This Oriental Beauty tea is handpicked and has been carefully crafted. A competition-grade tea, the young sprouts and buds have been hand-separated from the rest of the tea leaves, resulting in a beautiful brew. The numerous colours associated with the tea come from the careful processing and management of the ecosystem. The tea plants used to make this tea are grown without pesticides to encourage the jassid, a type of leaf hopper, to feed on its leaves, which imparts a sweet flavour and encourages the various colours.
We recommend the Gong Fu Cha brewing method for this tea because clay teapots enhance its flavour. You may brew this tea several times.
Gong Fu Cha Method: In a 200ml teapot, use 8-12g of tea. Brew with 85°C water (preferably filtered) for 3-5 mins.
Mug: Put 6g of tea in an infuser, brew with 85°C water (preferably filtered) for 2-3 mins.
Cold Brew: Use 12-15g of tea in a bottle with 600ml room temperature water (preferably filtered). Wait 5-7 hours.
Why not try our Oriental Beauty oolong tea flight which compares different teas grown on the same farm? Or try other bio-dynamically grown teas including our Honey Red Oolong and our Alishan Honey Oolong.