Oriental Beauty - Hsinchu

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Easily one of the most famous teas coming out of Taiwan, Oriental Beauty is known as Bai Hao carries out a very distinctive taste (akin to muscat grapes and spices) that is due to the intervention of a very specific leaf hopper (Jacobiasca formosana). 

In the summer, when the insect invades the tea gardens, the bitten leaves secrete hormones to defend themselves. Theses hormones give the leaves used for Bai Hao production their unique aromatic potential. 

Highly prized for its aromatic complexity, this lot possesses intoxicating aromas of cooked pears, spices and heady flowers. Its liquor is rich and sweet evoking warm buckwheat honey.

 

ingredients: oolong tea