Review: Teayama Oriental Beauty

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Thumbs up!"My favorite part about Oriental Beauty is the leaves themselves. Leaves contain different textures and colors from hairy white, to smooth dark green and brown. It's definitely eye pleasing. Though I hoped for this tea to be more medium bodied, I'd still recommend it, especially for iced tea. "
Samantha’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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teayamaorientalbeautyOriental Beauty is a unique tea, the leaves are left for the insects in the summer months prior to harvest. These insects, leaf-hoppers, nibble at the leaves and cause the tea plant to create a natural defense by producing an insecticide to ward them off. The result of this attack creates a unique flavor profile. Teayama's Oriental Beauty was brewed with a heaping tablespoon of leaves at 190 F, the typical oolong brewing temperature, for 3 minutes. The resulting cup is amber yellow. The aroma of the tea is very sweet, as is the taste. This tea was a bit more of a lighter body, compared to medium as expected. The mouth feel was mineral in texture with a smooth finish. Tastes of apricot and plum are present followed by a honey-like sweetness.

As my cup cooled, I found I actually enjoyed it just as much if not more. The sweetness seems more pronounced as it cools and quickly reminded of sweet tea. Just add some honey and lemon, it'd make for an easily refreshing drink.

My favorite part about Oriental Beauty is the leaves themselves. Leaves contain different textures and colors from hairy white, to smooth dark green and brown. It's definitely eye pleasing. Though I hoped for this tea to be more medium bodied, I'd still recommend it, especially for iced tea.

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