Oriental Beauty


Taiwan. An enchanting tea with notes of dates, prunes, and Moscato. Toasted grains meander across the nose. This tea derives its fruity flavor and floral bouquet through a special process. The source of the elegant and plum-sweet character of Oriental Beauty originates before plucking. The green leafhopper insect nibbles on the leaves and starts drawing up sap. As the leaves wither and oxidize on the bush, the aroma repels the bug. Because the lush, fruity flavors depend on the leafhopper’s visit to the gardens, this tea is very rare and exceptionally difficult to harvest in consistent quantities year by year and must always be organic. Suggested brew temp of 194°F