The fruity character and oxidation of Oriental Beauty starts before plucking. The magic happens when the tea green leafhopper insect nibbles on the leaves and starts drawing up sap. As the leaves wither and oxidize on the bush, the aroma repels the bug which hops to another plant in search of another meal. The taste and aroma has hints of aging bourbon and is an exceptionally rare harvest.
Steep 3-5 min at 195°F, may be steeped multiple times