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Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty) Oolong Tea - Taiwan Summer 2021

$19.00
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Bai Hao also known as Dong Feng Mei Ren and Oriental Beauty is one of the most famous and prized oolong teas from Taiwan. Made from leaves bitten by leaf hopper bugs which help the tea leaves begin to oxidize prior to plucking. This legendary tea has sweet notes that are well balanced and sublime. It often recalls some of the best Darjeeling second flush teas. 

The 2021 taste notes are very similar to the one from last year. However, the flavors are bit more vibrant this year given the freshness of the tea.
 
DRY LEAF: Lightly rolled and tippy, the leaves have the fall fragrances and a honey-like aroma.
INFUSED LEAF: Dark brown and dark olive hues with a strong nose that recalls spicy herbs with a stone fruit sweetness.
CUP: Amber color with honey and apricot notes. Medium body with a light sweetness that coats the palate. Lingering aftertaste.

STEEPING TIPS

Use 1 tbsp (3gm) for 8 oz cup
Water temp: 195F
Steeping time: 3 mins

Gong fu style
Fill three quarters of your gaiwan or tea pot with tea.
Water temp: 195F
Infusions: 1 min, 30 sec, 40 sec, 50 sec

ORIGIN

Hsin Tsu, Taiwan 
June 2021
Cultivar - Qingxin Dapang