Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tea Review: Bai Hao Oolong/Oriental Beauty (Teahouse Kuan Yin)

Bai Hao Oolong (Oriental Beauty)
Teahouse Kuan Yin
Type:  Oolong
Origin:  Not available
Product Description:  Not available.

Temperature: 185° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf aroma is floral and has notes that remind me of a fragrant wood similar to paulownia.

The golden infusion has a floral and honey aroma.  The taste is floral with a touch of honey and a long, floral finish.

This tends more flowery than other Oriental Beauty oolongs I've encountered.  A slightly lower steeping time brought out a bit more of the honey aroma and flavor, but the floral notes remain prevalent.  After several steepings, the flavor and aroma remained bold and delicious.

I purchased this oolong some time ago and it is not listed on their website at this time.


  1. Hello Heather. I am new to your blog and love it! I am grateful for your un-biased reviews. Please, tell me where you buy your preferred Bai Hao?

    1. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I don't have a favorite source for Bai Hao Oolong since I enjoy the variations in flavor and aroma that comes with buying from different sellers. I can say that the Bai Hao I bought from Perennial Tea Room some time ago had the sweeter honey-like flavor and aroma that I enjoy most.