Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Region: Alishan, Chiayi County, Taiwan
- Appearance: Transparent, amber, gold coloured liquor.
- Aroma: Pungent floral (orange blossom, rose), fruity (muscat, lychee) aroma with a hint of red Kampot pepper.
- Flavour: Floral (orange blossom, rose), honey, fruity (muscat blanc à petit grains, lychee, peach), dried fruits (dried apple).
- Mouthfeel: Full-flavoured, lively liquor with a wonderful structure. Sustained aromas and flavours.
- Measure 3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil water to 90℃. Steep for 3-4 minutes.
Reference: Op. 120
Tips for Tea Connoisseurs
Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde is a highly unique, rare oolong tea from Ali Mountain, one of the most celebrated regions for high mountain oolong tea in Taiwan. Ali Mountain, with its mineral rich soil and cool, misty climate, is well-known to produce top quality high mountain oolong tea.
In contrast to classical oriental beauty oolong tea that is made from the summer harvest of Qing Xin Da Mao cultivar grown in Miaoli or Emei, the two celebrated townships in Taiwan for oriental beauty oolong tea, our Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde is made from the winter crop of Jin Xuan cultivar grown in the high elevation of 1200m in Ali Mountain by employing the production method of classical oriental beauty oolong tea. Voilà - we named this impressive, experimental high mountain oolong tea as Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde!
Only using carefully hand-picked tiny buds and tender leaves, our Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde has been meticulously hand-crafted by our award-winning tea master, Mr. Wang. The typical bug-bitten effect - i.e. the distinctive fruity-floral-honey flavour of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains you find in top quality Oriental Beauty - is even more intense in Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde, due to the special terroir and season of harvest. Your palate will be simply mesmerised by this bright, buoyant orchestra of intense floral and fruity flavours - orange blossom, rose, muscat, lychee and peach!
Either you are a tea connoisseur who has tasted various grades of Oriental Beauty oolong teas or a tea enthusiast who would like to try an exceptional Oriental Beauty oolong tea as a part of your tea repertoire, Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde will certainly offer you an unforgettable tea experience.
A truly rare and unique high mountain oolong tea from Alishan (i.e. Ali Mountain). With its unmistakable flavour of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains, Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde will be much appreciated by lovers of Classical Oriental Beauty as well as fine Darjeeling.
As with all the teas, oolong tea also offers us health benefits to increase our sense of well-being. Several studies indicate that oolong tea is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and it may well be just as beneficial as green tea to promote weight loss and cardiovascular health by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.