An unusual 'Oriental Beauty' oolong; it has a low degree of oxidisation and has been rolled into pearls. As a result it is much lighter tasting than typical Oriental Beauty and possesses a sweet floral taste which lingers in the mouth.
Like Taiwanese Oriental Beauty, the tea is produced with silver haired covered buds and leafs which have been bitten by 'leafhopper' insects which causes the leaf to oxidise prior to picking.
Produced in Northern Thailand in what was once the hub of the 'Golden Triangle', the farmers in 1994 turned their back on opium production and switched to tea, importing a range of tea plants from Taiwan's famed tea producing region Alishan.
- Smooth texture
- Light tasting with sweet and floral characteristics which linger long in the mouth
Harvest: Spring 2016
Cultivar: Qing Xin (Imported from Alishan, Taiwan in 1994)
Origin: Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
Sourced: From a specialist Thai wholesaler
- Heat water to roughly 85°C/185°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2 minutes
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag