Premium Oriental Beauty (Summer 2017)
Also known as Bai Hao, or white tips, Oriental Beauty is a singular and peculiar tea. It is one of the more heavily oxidized oolongs, giving it a unique appearance and flavor that falls somewhere between a dark oolong and a black tea. Small brown leaves with white tips (actually the plant’s natural defense against a certain pest) brew a reddish yellow tea with a nice tannic bite, and the lovely aroma of rose petals. Brew at 200F and enjoy for 3-4 steepings.