We always try to support our farmers when they participate in tea competitions. While we are there we look for teas that will bring quality without breaking the bank. It’s hard to find better deal than this tea. Award winning Oriental Beauty oolong for a fraction of the price, where’s the catch ? After competition ends then all winning teas are being sold out within hours, customers buy pretty leaves and those that are not looking that great are being kept by farmers for personal consumption. Unless they are willing to sell some of them to friends for fraction of a price that is. Same great material and processing that have won awards but less pretty leaves. We were fortunate enough to get two “Farmers Choice” teas this time. In this case it’s a blend of few winning Oriental Beauty teas. Those brew absolutely amazing tea with minimal effect on quality of the brew due to a bit more of broken leaves.
This tea is so rich, full of sweetness and freshness with bursting floral, honey and herbal notes in taste and aroma. Liquor is smooth and medium to thick with obvious structure.
Very satisfying tea with a kick in form of powerful, stimulating energy that invigorates and soothes at the same time.
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Variety - Qing Shin Da Mo
Season - Late spring (harvest started in May)
Elevation - Around 300 - 500 m
Picking - 1 bud and 2 leaves
Processing - Half handmade (machine drying)