This Summer picked tea is from Xinzhu, Taiwan. It is 100% pesticide free as it has been bitten by small jaccids. The insect bites the leaf and the leaf secretes a form of sugar as a defence mechanism. Once bitten the leaf starts its oxidation process. The farmer will process the tea to enhance its natural sweet and complex flavours.
Before infusion the leaves can have up to five colours with the most distinct being the leaves with white hairs. Once infused the leaves are dark to signify higher oxidation (+/- 70%) than most oolongs. The taste is naturallly sweet with a smooth a wonderful aroma of lychees, peach and pineapple.
This tea is produced from the region it was originally invented, by a farmer and his sons. The family is wonderfully generous and are exceptionally proud of their tea and its heritage. We support the arduous production of this divine tea and the longevity of traditional tea culture into the next generation.
This Oriental Beauty is a Great Taste Award winning tea.
Pour 250ml of 185°F water over 3g of tea
Infusion: 30/50/60 seconds