Bai Hao Oolong

Bai Hao Oolong

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Also called "Oriental Beauty", Bai Hao has multi-colored, silver-tipped, twisted leaves that are heavily oxidized and medium-roasted. This style originated in Taiwan but this particular tea comes from Fujian, China. The flavor is slightly savory and roasted but balanced by a distinct honey-like taste. The distinctive flavor comes from the bites of a tiny insect called a leaf hopper.

About bug bitten tea: Insects called leaf hoppers bite the leaves causing the plant to mount a defensive response and release volatile compounds. These defensive compounds give "bug bitten" teas their distinctive flavor - one that humans find delicious!

Ingredients: oolong tea