An ideal alternative to the famous Oriental Beauty, boasting a full and rich taste, it also features a complexity that is borne of the roasting process. Honey-like in fragrance, this tea has sweet overtones and is smooth to drink.
Just like the internationally reputative Oriental Beauty, it is produced only when visits from the Green Tea Leafhopper are ensured. Cultivated at elevation 1400m, this tea is entirely dependent on nature to develop its rich honey fragrance that adds sweetness to its brew. Grown high on the mountains of Taiwan, is only harvested once per year in the summer after the leafhoppers have visited, encouraging the tea plant to adjust the flavor of its leaf. This naturally adjusted leaf flavor is highly prized by tea drinkers around the world. Only when these unique conditions are met will the tea have its prized flavor. After the leaves are harvested at the peak of honey perfection, the farmers roast them to add more body and complex flavor. The leaves are roasted three separate times over the course of a couple of weeks.
A Li Shan, Taiwan
Gai Wan or ceramic pot
Add 5gram/1 tbsp
90 C / 195 F
Add 8oz water and infuse for 3 min.
Repeat for another 3+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion
Gai Wan (Recommended for best infusions):
Add water and infuse for 5 seconds
Repeat for another 5+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 10 seconds with each additional infusion
We strongly encourage experimenting with different quantities, steeping times and tea wares to find your most desired result. However, avoid over heated water, as it will over-extract the bitter compounds and astringency of the tea, whereas water that’s too cool might not fully extract the aroma and flavor.
Top Health Benefits
Regular consumption can hinder new fat cell production and promote weight loss
Rich in bioflavonoids, it fights allergies, inflammation, heart diseases and slows down the aging process
National Cancer Institute claims its excellence in prevention of diabetes and certain cancers for it’s rich in antioxidants.
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