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Oriental Beauty
Oolong Teas
Jingmai Manjing, Yunnan, China
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Flavor Profile:Fruity, with hints of peach. Very smooth, thick, honey texture and no astringency.Ingredients:Organic oolong tea leavesCertified Organic by:Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Dong Feng Mei Ren (oriental beauty) is a famous oolong, original to the Hsinchu province in Taiwan. Our Taiwanese grower moved to Yunnan in China a few years ago and brought along with him a vast knowledge and artistry to make this type of tea.

Most Yunnan tea plant varietals (better known as Big leaf Dayeh varietals), are not very conducive to making this type of tea. This prompted our grower to import tea plants from Hsinchu to Yunnan and start a small oolong tea garden on the saddle of a mountain.

On our last visit to Yunnan in Spring 2011, we visited this garden. Even though the terroir is very different than the Taiwanese geography, the results have been very impressive. In fact, we feel the Oriental Beauty from here surpasses others in aroma and flavor.

Live Oxidation
The plants of this varietal of oolong tend to attract a small Jacid 'leaf hopper' insect that bites on the newly sprouted tips. This starts a live oxidation of the leaf and provides a unique flavor profile. The stage of oxidation in making oolongs, is actually when aroma starts to develop. Oxidation in all other teas happens after the leaves have been plucked.

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By the Ounce 70
Classic Size Tin ( oz.) 165