Oriental Beauty (Dongfang Meiren）Pinglin, Taiwan. Summer 2016
The dry leaf of this delicate favorite is small, slender and twisted with lovely white tips, which gives Oriental Beauty its alternate name - Bai Hao or White Hair.
Sometimes compared with Darjeeling, it is a highly-oxidized Oolong with a uniquely sweet and aromatic profile and brewing temperament similar to its Indian counterpart. Like Darjeeling, it is best brewed with filtered, high-quality water that is not scalding hot. Brewing at lower-temperature brings out the exotic sweet flavors and the perfume of dried fruits with slight floral qualities.
Great For: Light refreshment, cold-brewing,
Flavors: Fruity, floral, honey, apricot
Recommended Vessels: Glass, clay and porcelain pots
Brew Temp: 195°
Brew Time: 2 mins