Oriental Beauty Recommendations?


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Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby hopeofdawn » Mar 30th, '12, 13:25

I have a great tragedy in my tea-life--I am out of Oriental Beauty/bai hao! :cry: Other than Floating Leaves, can anyone else recommend some vendors who carry high quality bai hao in their inventory, so that I may remedy this lack? :)
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Poohblah » Mar 30th, '12, 14:33

I'd like to hear some recommendations too, as my companion also really enjoys oriental beauty, and she's about to run my supply dry.
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Splinters » Apr 5th, '12, 16:04

Here's my current favorite: http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/oolon ... ai-lu.html

Expensive, but true to its name, beautiful in appearance and exceptional in flavor and aroma. Please don't run out the stock! :D
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Tead Off » Apr 6th, '12, 00:36

hopeofdawn wrote:I have a great tragedy in my tea-life--I am out of Oriental Beauty/bai hao! :cry: Other than Floating Leaves, can anyone else recommend some vendors who carry high quality bai hao in their inventory, so that I may remedy this lack? :)

You can try this vendor, http://www.t-oolongtea.com/catalog.aspx ... cdcf2e4bd8
They still have many award winners from the OB competitions. Have not tried them but would give them a shot.
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Jack_teachat » Apr 18th, '12, 09:34

Splinters wrote:Here's my current favorite: http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/oolon ... ai-lu.html

Expensive, but true to its name, beautiful in appearance and exceptional in flavor and aroma. Please don't run out the stock! :D


This tea is exceptional, some of the most beautiful dry leaf I have ever seen! :D
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby hopeofdawn » Apr 18th, '12, 10:36

Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! I wish I could try some of the Essence of Tea version, but between the exchange rate and shipping from the UK, it's a bit cost prohibitive ... :( Thankfully I managed to grab some of the last of FLT's stock--and I'll definitely have to look into the T-oolong varieties!
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Splinters » Apr 18th, '12, 15:38

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.jas-etea.com/oriental-beauty ... grade-25g/

I'm drinking it right now. Although I don't see any nibbles, it's a very nice selection with a gentle and characteristic oriental beauty aroma and flavor. And it's susceptible to lots of good steeps. I've tried a few Taiwanese oolongs from Jas-eTea, and I think they're really onto something here.
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Poohblah » Apr 18th, '12, 20:09

The one from jas-etea is the kind of price range I'm looking for. It's kind of the middling price range for oolong for me. I generally consider, per 100 grams, <$20 to be "low" price range and >$50 to be "high" price range.
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby brose » Apr 18th, '12, 22:11

J-tea, is easily my #1 place for oolongs of all kinds. I highly recommend the eastern beauty top grade.
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Re: Oriental Beauty Recommendations?

Postby Splinters » Apr 19th, '12, 21:19

Another thought, at about the same price point as the Jas-eTea selection:

http://www.norbutea.com/LaoCongShanCha?category_id=60

It's not an Oriental Beauty, but the flavor profile is similar and might appeal to OB fans.
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