Oriental Beauty, Late Summer Harvest

$60.00
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Well known for an intense, honey-like fragrance and rich texture, this highly oxidized oolong from western Taiwan attributes its distinctive character to tiny leafhoppers, which nibble the leaves while still on the plant. In order to fend off the attack, the plant alters its internal chemical composition, resulting in unique aromatic compounds that form in the leaves during processing.

Only the buds and tender young leaves of the Qing Xin cultivar have been used for this prized lot; revel in the layered notes of violet, young plum, and wood that unfurl through multiple infusions. Try alongside this lot from a different producer to compare across two grades.

Country: Taiwan
Region: Hsinchu County
Tasting Notes: violet, orange blossom, wood
Harvest Season: Summer 2019

2 oz

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Brew temperature 195º F

Western style brewing 3-5 g, 2-3 minute steep

Gaiwan style brewing ½-¾ full, 10-20 sec steep

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