- Jun 26, 2021
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- Schleiden, Germany USDA 8a
Yes, they are different.@Phaedra Geiermann we may be talking different teas, but I thought Oriental Beauty was classified as a "pu-er" tea, a tea that had been cave aged. I have never liked pu-ers (to me, they taste moldy) but that is me.
I never like Pu'er tea, no matter its taste, price, or access to a reliable source. Many people claim that Pu'er tea has mysterious advantages; however, just like the idiom says: It's not my cup of tea.
Oriental Beauty Oolong tea (or white-tip oolong) is a variety that needs a specific pest called the tea jassid. This pest will trigger the tea plants to release defensive chemical compounds, which results in its unique flavor. Here is a further explanation from Wiki.
Tie Guanyin is also one of my favorites. I have few friends whose families still run small-scaled tea farms, and buying directly from farmers can always make me happy.