Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea, A Famous Taiwan Oolong Tea

Dong Fang Mei Ren literally means Oriental Beauty, it is also called Peng Feng Tea, because of its tea buds with obvious pekoe, it is called bai hao oolong tea. It is the oolong tea with the heaviest fermentation level that could be 60%-85%. The tea has a characteristic aroma of mature fruits and honey.

 

History:

Dong Fang Mei Ren tea is originally called Peng Feng Tea, peng feng means boasting.

According to the legend, in early time there was a tea farmers due to the tea garden infestation, he was unwilling to lose, and chose to sell in the city, unexpectedly because the special flavor, the tea was popular, after returning to the township to mention this matter, he was thought as boasting, since then the name of Peng Feng Tea spread like wildfire.

It is also said that a hundred years ago, British tea merchants presented the Peng Feng Tea to Queen Victoria of the UK. After brewing, the tea looks gorgeous, just like a beautiful woman dancing in a crystal cup. After tasting the tea, the queen praised it and gave it the name "Oriental beauty".

 

Tea Garden:

Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea comes from the ecological tea garden in Hsinchu County. It is cultivated in the hilly areas of Hsinchu, between 300 and 800 meters above sea level, where there is sufficient sunlight and humidity.

 

Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea Benefits:

Drinking Dong Fang Mei Ren oolong tea has a great health benefits, dong fang mei ren tea is rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, etc. it helps reduce the risk of inflammation, it also help reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular diseases and reduce the risk of cancer and tumor development.

 

How to Brew Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea:

To brew Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea, Yixing Clay Teapot or porcelain gaiwan is suggested to be used as brewing tool.

Brew in Chinese Gongfu Way:

Serving Size: 3g

Water: 150ml with temperature 80℃-85℃ that lower than used for other oolong tea.  

5 steeps: rinse, 30s, 50s, 70s, 90s, 120s.

Rinse time around 5s.