Formosa

Hsinchu

Hsinchu City and the surrounding district, referred to as the « windy city » (because of the regular and frequent winds) and located in the north of the island are the home place of several tea fields which produce the famous Dong Feng Mei Ren (Oriental Beauty teas). The Oriental Beauty tea is known by several names: Formosa oolong, Champagne oolong, Bai Hao oolong, White tip oolong, Oriental Beauty, Eastern Beauty, Pong Fong tea, Bai Mao Hou... Harvest generally takes place in June or July but also in the autumn. Oriental Beauty tea is 50-70% oxidized, depending on the season and quality. With a pronounced taste of honey, ripe fruits and chestnuts, the taste is incomparable.