Taiwan Dongfang Meiren "Oriental Beauty" Silver Tip Oolong Tea

Taiwan Dongfang Meiren "Oriental Beauty" Silver Tip Oolong Tea

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This is a tea of many names. “Silver Tip Oolong” refers to the white, silvery edges of the leaves. “Champagne Oolong” is due to the sweet, Darjeeling-esque muscatel linger. Its signature flavor develops from the leaves being nibbled by Leafhoppers while the plant is growing. The insect sucks juices from the plant, causing the bush to react and produce compounds that, luckily, taste great and lend sweetness. The tea is grown at a low altitude in a warm climate specifically to encourage these insects. This tea is harvested in the summer and is fairly heavily oxidized, but not roasted. Its aroma is naturally fruity with a sweet tasting, bright reddish-orange liquor.

Steep Time: 1-3 min
Water Temp: 200°-212°
TSP per 8 oz.: 1.5
Infusions: 1-6
 

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Strawberry Oolong Tea

Oolong is said to share many flavor compounds with strawberries. This makes a wonderful synergy of flavor. This particular oolong is light on oxi dation and rolled in the “semi-pellet” style which allows the leaf to slowly un furl over the course of multiple steep ings. This is a great tea for beginners to oolong and connoisseurs alike. This tea also contains goji berries.

Steep Time: 1/2 min
Water Temp: 212°
TSP per 8 oz.: 1
Infusions: 1
 
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