Leaf Type: Oolong
This rare and tippy dark oolong from Taiwan produces golden-coloured liquor with a deep nutty and honey-flavoured fruit taste.
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I love a good Oriental Beauty Oolong, and this Roasted Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea from Spire Tea is really good. I am loving the strong essence of fruit that I taste: I taste a peach-like flavor that has a slightly roasted taste to it, as though someone had roasted a peach and then topped it with a drizzle of honey. It’s sweet and juicy and delicious.
As with most Oolong teas, I brewed this in my gaiwan. I combine the first two infusions into one cup, and then the third and fourth infusions are combined into the second cup … and so on.
My first cup was lighter in flavor than the second or third cups, but, it was still quite delicious. It had a pleasant toasty flavor with a slight mineral-like tasting finish. There were notes of fruit – sweet juicy peach! – and hints of a woody note, as well as a honey-esque undertone.
My second cup was the most enjoyable of the three. It had a very pleasing, silky texture and a smooth flavor that was reminiscent of the aforementioned roasted peach with a drizzle of honey. With the third cup, I started to notice a bit of tangy astringency toward the finish. The aftertaste had a sweet citrus note
I really enjoyed this Oriental Beauty from Spire Tea. The roasty-toasty tones are very autumnal to me, making this a perfect time of year to enjoy this cup; although, I’m more than happy to enjoy an excellent Oriental Beauty like this all year ’round!