Fresh From Origin
Like a multi-colored blossom, Hsinchu Oriental sports white, green, yellow, red, and brown leaves. Grown in Hsinchu County, on the northwest side of the island of Taiwan, this oolong is aka Formosa Oriental Beauty. Expert processors ply their skills superbly, as they bow to the unique marriage of nature and craft when, as they begin firing, the wholly uninvited Leaf Hopper nibbles on the harvested pile of buds and upper two leaves. This initiates a singularly unique chemical reaction that contributes to this highly-oxidized tea’s satiny mouth feel, stone fruit taste, and light mineral finish.