Li Shan Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea / Dongfang Meiren (梨山東方美人茶)
- Region: Li Shan (Li Mountain) Area
- Harvest: 2019
- Availability: In Stock
Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea (Dongfang Meiren or Dong Fang Mei Ren) is also known as Eastern Beauty, Bai Hao, Silver Tip Oolong, Silver Tip Formosa, Dong Feng Mei Ren, Peng Feng, Pong Fong and Braggart's Tea.
Oriental Beauty tea is one of the most famous oolongs from Taiwan. It is white tip oolong tea or Champagne oolong. This tea is a heavily fermented and non-roasted.
It is known that when Queen Elizabeth II tested it, she loved this tea for its beautiful tea leaves and unforgettable taste and tea was named after Queen as Oriental Beauty Tea.
Oriental Beauty Tea is semi-oxidized, made by light fire-baked traditional technology.
Only one bud with two top leaves are picked by hand to produce this high quality oolong tea. The buds are bitten by the Jacobiasca formosana (one kind of insect live in tea farms) and then the oolong will have a special sweet taste. Because of this insect, farmers couldn’t use any insecticide. As a result, the tea farms for Oriental beauty tea become totally natural and organic.
This is Premium Oriental Beauty Tea from alpine plantation, located in Li Shan (Li Mountain) area. Leaf quality is the main difference. For this tea only small and young leaves and buds are harvesting. Jacobiasca formosana prefers to bit younger leaves and that's why younger leaves and buds are more concentrating flavor and taste. This high altitude Oriental Beauty can be steeped up to 20 times, so it has very high price–performance ratio.
This tea is very healthful. Due to more than 400 useful elements (like caffeine, polyphenol compounds, vitamins D, C, K, E, B6, B1, B3, B12, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iodine, iron, zinc, etc.) this tea is very useful for digestive and cardiovascular system, decreases cholesterol in the blood, prevents carcinoma, strengthens the immune system, normalizes blood pressure and very helpful for teeth and also for sexual activity.
Leaves: are brown, wide, stretched and slightly twisted.
Aroma is very rich and special, with honey and fruity notes and spice bitter. This tea is perfect for special occasions.
We recommend glass or porcelain pot. You can also use clay pot, but check that before no stronger teas were brewing there (for example red tea).
The temperature of water used for making Oriental beauty Oolong is lower. We recommend to use water about 80-85°C (175-185°F).
Use approximate 3 grams of tea leaves for 250 ml of water. It requires a longer brewing time than most of other Taiwan teas. 3-5 minutes is recommended and then increase steeping time for every next brewing. Same amount of tea can be prepared for several times.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.