Oriental Beauty

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Alcohol, Bitter, Soy Sauce, Sweet, Wood
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Originally developed to mimic the fruity notes of Darjeeling Second Flush, Oriental Beauty has since become a tea that stands tall on its own merit. Also known as Eastern Beauty, Bai Hao Oolong and White-Tipped Oolong, Oriental Beauty is a dark oxidation oolong with wiry leaves and the occasional fuzzy tea bud. Woodsy, spicy dry aromas evolve into an enchantingly sweet copper-colored brew. Aromas of fruit, flowers, spice and wood carry through into the smooth, round, full flavor, which features notes of rose, plum and cedar. The aftertaste is accented with flavors of rosewater and cardamom, making it a great choice for pairing with Indian or Moroccan dishes. It’s also delicious on its own or paired with white chocolate and hazelnut truffles or cedar plank grilled kabobs of sweet potato and lamb.

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Our mission is simple: to provide gourmet teas and practical teaware. We source all of our teas and teaware directly from China, Taiwan and India to ensure the maximum quality, value and freshness for our customers. By cutting out the middleman in our selection process, we can pass on savings to our customers and guarantee the quality of each and every one of our products.

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2816 tasting notes

I was craving an oolong this morning and I managed to dig up this sample I got from TeaEqualsBliss a while ago.

mmm, this is really hitting the spot. It’s slightly woodsy and a bit sweet. I’d say it reminds me of raisins, but more like the golden raisins you sometimes get. Or a slight bit of apricot too. Anyway, this is really hitting the spot this morning. I’ve had this for months and can’t believe I forgot to review it. :)

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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328 tasting notes

This oolong lasted 5 infusions. Naturally sweet and this is one w a discernible flavor and no background vegetative taste. My favorite so far….

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6768 tasting notes

Thanks LiberTEAs!!!!

I cannot believe this one isn’t listed on Steepster yet!

This is a cross between your stereotypical darjeeling flavor and a sturdy oolong flavor paired with nature in mind…a combo of floral and sweeter-woodsy notes! Towards the end of the sip I could pick up on the fruity highlights and they are lovely!

This is a wonderful tasting tea!


Thanks! I will have Ricky merge them! It didn’t pop up in search when I tried!


There are a lot of duplicate The Puritea/thepuriTea entries! It’s a company that definitely needs a merging.


If you have the old link and the new link send them to Ricky! He can/will merge them! I try and do this often :) If you catch anything let him know! His email addy is [email protected]


Thanks, I just sent him a note!


yeah… the whole name thing is kind of confusing.

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4843 tasting notes

An awesome Oolong! Beautifully woodsy and sweet with fruit and floral notes. A hint of nutty flavor in the background. A wonderfully complex Oriental Beauty. The lightly spiced taste reminds me of the warm flavors of fall while the crisp floral notes and sweet fruit notes remind me of the beauty of summer as its final moments come to a close. A lovely tea to sip as summer ends and my favorite season – autumn – begins!


I too am glad that autumn is coming soon, but only because it will make me one season closer to my fave: winter (which is ideal tea drinking weather in Texas!)

Daisy Chubb

fave… winter… I should come have winter where you live.
Last year I had to call in sick to work, because it was -48 with the windchill. Most people still went to work. Yep, moving time! haha
Now autumn! There’s a winning season ^^


love oriental beauty! its so different from year to year….

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788 tasting notes

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/thepuritea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-oriental-beauty-tea/

Steep Information:
Amount: 4-5 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toasty, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, toasty, woody
Flavor: toasty, woody
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent light yellow-green

true to the description it is reminiscent of a Darjeeling.

Post-Steep Additives:
1000ml at 195°F for 2 minutes and 30 seconds
slightly fuller body
still smooth and woody with a floral smell

Rating: 3/4 leaves

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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3202 tasting notes

A lovely, smooth oolong! The aroma is mostly woodsy to me, but I thought I detected some raisin-y in the background. Not astringent at all. Made a surprisingly dark brew! Thank you to Lori for this sample!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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29 tasting notes

The smell was slightly bitter with a nice sweet accent, sort of similar to soy sauce. This golden brown’s taste was at first slightly sweet but then became woodsy and slightly sweet, with a sort of alcoholic taste (but better because it isn’t alcoholic.) It was very lovely. I will be brewing this beauty of a tea (haha~!!) for an art reception and I am excited to have people try it out.

Flavors: Alcohol, Bitter, Soy Sauce, Sweet, Wood

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