Taiwan Oriental Beauty Tea
Oriental Beauty or Baihao, marketed as Dongfang Meiren, or White Tip Oolong or Champagne Oolong, is produced in Taiwan and viewed as a highly oxidized oolong tea. Oriental Beauty Tea has honey-like aroma, a sweet and tangy taste.
In the summer of Taiwan, Jacobiasca formosana, a kind of insect that feeds on tea, will appear in the tea gardens. These insects suck the juices of leaves to oxidize tea leaves and produce honey-like aroma.
*Oriental Beauty Tea.
- Oriental Beauty Tea is made with Jacobiasca formosana bitten tea, so tea gardens can not use any pesticides.
- The oxidation degree of tea is 80%, which is close to the level of black tea. You can imagine that it is black tea with honey-like aroma and oolong tea sweetness.
- It can only be harvested in summer and needs to be bitten by Jacobiasca formosana. Also, only 40% of the tea can be used. The cost of production is high and the price is high.
- The best Oriental Beauty Tea has white young tea leaves and darkred leaves, and it tastes sweet with honey-like aroma.
Oriental Beauty Tea Taste
The best Oriental Beauty Tea should have honey-like aroma, strong flavor and natural sweetness.
Oriental Beauty is brewed with lower temperature water (80°C–85°C) than is typical for other oolongs. It also requires a longer brewing (1–2 minutes for the first pot and then longer for subsequent brewings). Like other oolongs, the leaves can be steeped multiple times.
health benefits of Oriental Beauty Tea
Oriental Beauty Tea contains rich ingredients including polyphenols, catechins, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, etc. The following are the health benefits of Oriental Beauty Tea
Improving digestion：polyphenols and caffeine can promote metabolism. Proper consumption of Oriental Beauty Tea after meals can help to relax the digestive tract and relieve indigestion.
Helping lose weight：Oriental Beauty Tea is a type of natural drink with zero calorie. Its polyphenols, catechin and caffeine can also accelerate metabolism, reduce the accumulation of fat, and thereby help lose weight.
Improve immune ability：Antioxidants, minerals and vitamins can help improve your immune system, fight inflammation and reduce infection rates.
Cardiovascular health：Drinking Oriental Beauty Tea can reduce cholesterol. Caffeine and antioxidants can speed up metabolism. All these are good for cardiovascular health.
soothing mood：It contains caffeine, which can help to concentrate. L-Theanine can help relax and relieve stress. Please note that too much intake of caffeine can cause some side effects such as insomnia, headache, palpitation, etc.