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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

thepuriTea Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Oriental Beauty Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Oriental Beauty Tea
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: thepuriTea
Purchase: Here
Description: Originally developed to mimic the fruity notes of Darjeeling Second Flush, Oriental Beauty has since become a tea that stands tall on its own merit. Also known as Eastern Beauty, Bai Hao Oolong and White-Tipped Oolong, Oriental Beauty is a dark oxidation oolong with wiry leaves and the occasional fuzzy tea bud. Woodsy, spicy dry aromas evolve into an enchantingly sweet copper-colored brew. Aromas of fruit, flowers, spice and wood carry through into the smooth, round, full flavor, which features notes of rose, plum and cedar. The aftertaste is accented with flavors of rosewater and cardamom, making it a great choice for pairing with Indian or Moroccan dishes. It’s also delicious on its own or paired with white chocolate and hazelnut truffles or cedar plank grilled kabobs of sweet potato and lamb.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4-5 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toasty, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, toasty, woody
Flavor: toasty, woody
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent light yellow-green

true to the description it is reminiscent of a Darjeeling.

Post-Steep Additives:
1000ml at 195°F for 2 minutes and 30 seconds
slightly fuller body
still smooth and woody with a floral smell

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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