Oriental Beauty
dōng fāng měi rén
Harvesting season
All year round
Main region
The other name of this variety is Pen Fen, which means - Splurge. People say a farmer used to have a bad luck: his plantation was attacked by green wings tea leafhoppers that damaged the bushes. But the farmer still managed to produce a batch of tea, which he decided to sell far away from his place, where everyone was aware of the farmer's misfortune. The farmer not only managed to sell this tea but also received good money for it as the buyers got enchanted by the tea flavor. On coming back home the farmer told this story to the neighbors but they didn't believe him and called his tea Pen Fen.
For the production of the best Oriental beauty the tea leaves are picked from the bushes bitten by tea leafhoppers, as due to the damages the plant releases a special substance – phytoalexin, that provides the specific flavor of the oolong. But leafhoppers play a less important role in the tea production process then the technology of production: withering in the sun, withering in the cool, processing of the green (extrusion and cooling down), short term fermentation (a long term fermentation is attributed to red teas), fixation, moisturizing, crushing and twisting, final drying.
Main region of planting
– Taiwan
Advices for the best brewing
Time 180, 240"
Amount 3-5g
Water 500 ml
Temperature 95 ̊
Steeps 2
International brewing method
Time 10"15"20"30"45"60"
Amount 3-5g
Water 150-180 ml
Temperature 90-95 ̊
Steeps 7-8
Chinese brewing method
Taiwan oolongs reveal their ultimate virtues during the brewing process, as they have a dense structure. Take a little less of the tea, otherwise it takes up all the place in the brewing ware.
Speeds up metabolism;
Tones the body;
Health benefits
Sweet, oily, honey, berry and flower notes, extensive lush aftertaste
The best time to drink