Oriental Beauty - Organic

Oriental Beauty - Organic

Regular price
$60.00
Sale price
$60.00

This highly oxidized, non-roasted tea features all the classic characteristics of tea from Hsinchu, Taiwan. 

While it can fetch extremely high prices, it is perhaps the most famous 'bug-bitten' tea around. These juicy leaves are harvested in the heat of summer, after tiny insects (Jacobiasca formosana) have bitten many of the leaves; reportedly, these insect bites result in the beautifully complex flavour (often bursting with notes of stone fruit and flowers) of this style of tea.