Fall under the spell of my Tam Duong Oriental Beauty
Tam Duong Oriental Beauty is grown high in the mountains of Jin Xuan, Vietnam close to the Fanispan mountain peak. Elevations of the tea range from 800-1200 m above sea level. Every day water from the top of Fansipan flows down into the natural irrigation system for the tea trees. This is a great gift of nature. Tea leaves are collected by more than 2,000 ethnic highland people (Hmong, Red Dzao people) and cultivated according to Rainforest alliance and organic standards to make this fragrant and sweet Oolong teatype. The green tea leafhopper (jacobiasca formosana), feeds on the leaves, stems, and buds. The insects suck the phloem juices out of the tea stems, leaves, and buds, the penetration area then oxidises and leads to the tea plant’s production of monoterpene diol and hotrienol. These substances give the tea its unique flavor and add a sweet note to the tea.
Cert: Rainforest Alliance
Tasting notes: Nice flavor, natural sweetness of the tea coming through. Infusion bright and fresh with a flavour of muscatel grapes akin to the darjeeling tea type from India.