This series has been on my mind all year and I am proud that I can finally do it. Taiwanese Oolongs have a special place in my heart as they are one of the first teas I tried when I begun my Tea Journey. So in dedication to the leaf and Taiwanese teas, we are going to look at 5 different Oolongs throughout September. I hope you are as excited as I am.
Our first tea of September is Oriental Beauty. After watching “Tea Fight”, a fun tea themed movie, I felt compelled to find this tea. There was a great scene where it was lightly discussed and I began to look everywhere for it. It took me sometime but that first experience was well worth the wait.
I enjoy this tea so much that I began this post with a nice big cup. So let’s take a closer look at it together. This tea is grown in Pingling, Taiwan within the Wen shan Mountains. It is a popular village , only 30 minutes from Taipei, for buying tea. With it being that close any tea lover would take that trip in a heart beat.
Incase you have never had this tea before let’s talk taste (but let me run off to make another cup first). What really draws you into this tea is the taste of honey, it has a natural sweetness like no other tea. To compare it to a tea that is tasted more widely, it is light like Darjeeling. Both make you want to curl up with a good book and sip away (maybe a snack too, why not). Or you can be like me this evening and create an evening out of it.
Starting today I am running a giveaway with Tea Ave, who were so kind to put this prize together for us. The giveaway will run till Friday September 18th and will close at midnight (EST). There is 8 silk tea bags in the tin and many of the ones we will be discussing this month.
**Edit* Giveaway extended to Friday September 25th and will close at midnight (EST).
Psst: Don’t forget to tweet once a day for extra entries. Happy sipping!
is located in Vancouver, British Columbia here in Canada. Heidi and Jeff source the best Taiwan Oolongs for their company so that they can share their passion for tea with the world.
** All of the teas that we will be discussing were purchased from Tea Ave. Only the giveaway prize was donated.