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Vietnam Oriental Beauty Oolong - The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company Ltd

Vietnam Oriental Beauty Oolong

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Vietnam Oriental Beauty Oolong

This Vietnam Oriental Beauty Oolong is grown using the Jin Xuan cultivar and is grown without the use of pesticides. This encourages the tea green leafhopper to feed on the leaves, stems, and buds. The insects suck juices out of the plant which encourages the plant to produce monoterpene and hotrienol which contribute to the teas unique flavour. This also causes the buds to turn white along the edges and aid in the teas beautiful appearance.

A warm climate is needed for the growth of this tea, so it is planted on the leeward side of the hill, with decent humidity and sunshine. Harvesting of the tea only happens in early summer and mid-autumn. Once picked the tea is heavily oxidised, almost to the level of black tea. Unlike most oolongs which use four or five leaves and the bud, this one uses just the bud and one leaf. This tea is heavily oxidised and non-roasted. The dry leaf is twisted with colours of dark purple and brown, with white hairs on the tips.

When brewed the leaf produces a fruity aroma, with a bright orange colour and a sweet-tasting liquor that has hints of peach. 

As with all oolong teas, it is renowned for its health properties.