Oriental Beauty

Part of a series: What Should It Taste Like? The legend behind this tea includes a story of Queen Victoria giving this tea its name. Research suggests the tea wasn’t commonly referred to as Oriental Beauty until the 1970’s. Before that, it was called peng feng (膨风) tea (braggart’s tea).  Records mentioning Peng feng tea […]

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Taiwan Oolongs from Tea Magazine

by Jason Walker on January 18, 2013

in origin, Voices of Tea, wulong/oolong

. In case you haven’t seen the latest edition of Tea Magazine, there’s lots of interesting stuff on Taiwan oolongs. Austin Yoder and Thomas Shu reveal the beauty of some of Taiwan’s tea growing regions and the teas they produce. Yoder especially gives a feel for the people and places he has walked among. But […]

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. Comment: not the smoothest, but not the weakest either. This Oriental Beauty is a good middle-way for affordable, daily use. And maybe even for cold-brewing. . Origin: Xinzhu (Hsinchu), Taiwan Score: 88 Price (as of post): sample (14 g) = $2 . Sample provided by Teavivre. Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker […]

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Tea Review 408: Camellia Sinensis Bai Hao 1958

by Jason Walker on February 24, 2012

in 96-98, wulong/oolong

. Comment: a rich, smooth, aftertaste that rests deep in the throat. Sweetness of vanilla bean and honey. . Origin: As with many aged wulongs with this history, its particulars are obscure Score: 97 Price (as of post): 25 g = $16.75 . Sample provided by Camellia Sinensis. Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. […]

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Tea Review 259: thePuritea’s Oriental Beauty

by Jason Walker on September 15, 2010

in 85-89, wulong/oolong

Note: the woody characteristics associated with dong fang mei ren . Score = 85 Price (as of post): 1.2oz = $15 . Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Operated by Jason Walker. Sample provided by thePuritea. Subscribe in a reader or by […]

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Tasting Comparison: Taiwan Bai Hao

by Jason Walker on January 20, 2010

in wulong/oolong

Click the vid to watch. Click on the dots (on the video timeline) to jump to a scene: Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Operated by Jason Walker. Sample provided by . Subscribe in a reader or by email

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Tasting Review 158: Teas Etc’s Plum Blossom

by Jason Walker on January 12, 2010

in wulong/oolong

Click the vid to watch. Click on the dots (on the video timeline) to jump to a scene: Score= 92 Price (as of post): 1oz = $16.95 Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Operated by Jason Walker. Sample provided by Teas Etc. […]

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