This Taiwanese Grand Cru comes from the Hsinchu region, specifically from Emei. It is made by the Hsu family.
This Bai Hao Oolong ("five-colour oolong", which refers to the appearence of the leaves), is an "Oriental Beauty". That is, it is a highly oxidised oolong and its leaves have been lightly bitten by a tiny insect known as Jacobiasca Formosana.The activity of this insect transforms the leaf's aromatic profile, giving rise to honeyed and fruity notes. The Oriental Beauty is a distinguished tea, and some types are extremely rare and very expensive. This one is perfect for trying the soft taste of the renowned Oriental Beauty.
A highly oxidised oolong characterised by honey, woody and fruity notes which develop against a smooth texture.
- Hsinchu, Taiwan
- Tea colour:
- oolong (highly oxidised)
- Appearance: fine leaves and delicately twisted buds
- Colour: a blend of brown, black, green and copper with silvery hints
- Scents: fruity, polished, toasted
- Scents: cooked fruit, honey, floral
- Colour: amber
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: honeyed, woody, cooked fruit (prunes), floral, vanilla
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: : this Grand Cru suits all tastes. Its round texture, honeyed and fruity notes combine with a soft, sweet flavour which gives the aromas a long finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 secondes
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.