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Dongfang Meiren
Dongfang Meiren

Dongfang Meiren "Oriental Beauty"...Taiwan Oolong...Outstanding...

Dongfang meiren, referred to as Eastern Beauty, Baihao, White Tipped Oolong, or less favorably as Oriental Beauty...

Dongfang meiren is known for its unusual, uniq... ... Learn More

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Dongfang meiren, referred to as Eastern Beauty, Baihao, White Tipped Oolong, or less favorably as Oriental Beauty...

Dongfang meiren is known for its unusual, unique flavor that has a most unexpected origin. The processing technique and open-leaf oolong style produce abundant sweetness combined with muscatel-like fruit & honey aromas giving this oolong character distinctly different from other Balled Taiwan Oolongs.

There is more however influencing the character of Dongfang meiren then plant genetics and processing conditions alone. While lower-elevation growing conditions warmer than the famous High Mountain Taiwan Oolongs contribute to the uniqueness of the leaf material, it is the release of Terpenes in the leaves caused by the feeding Tea Jassid that contributes to the honey-like flavor.

Surprisingly, it is the plant's defensive response to the sucking of juices from the the stems, leaves & buds that produces chemical elements creating unique white along the edges of the buds and adding Dongfang meiren's  unique sweet taste and honey-like flavor

Initially, it was thought that the insects were damaging the crop while in the end, they have proven to contribute to the creation of Dongfang meiren, a highly valued unique Taiwan Oolong. This phenomenon has earned the Tea Jassid the fond nickname of The Leaf Hopper which tea farmers hope returns each year.

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