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Royal Courtesan

Rose, artichoke, muscat grape

Regular price $15

Oolong tea · medium oxidation · light roast

Rose, artichoke, muscat grape

Royal Courtesan oolong is a medium-bodied Taiwanese tea. It's a relatively recent varietal that emerged in the wake of the 1999 earthquake in Nantou County.

After the earthquake, many tea gardens were temporarily abandoned as farmers sought to recover from the disaster. Unattended, these tea gardens were attacked by Jacobiasca Formosana, the same tiny tea insect that imbues Oriental Beauty with its famous muscat sweetness.

When the farmers returned to their gardens they were disappointed to find blighted tea plants, though they were curious enough to still use that year's harvest to make Frozen Summit. Royal Courtesan is the result.

This Taiwanese oolong offers a bouquet of fragrant roses and notes of muscat grape and honey. The golden-colored infusion offers a full and intricate aroma and an ample finish.

Learn more about Oolong Tea or check out our Tea Brewing Guides.

Royal Courtesan | 貴妃美人

Origin: Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 1,000 meters
Oxidation
Low
High
Roast
Light
Dark
Body
Light
Full
Caffeine
Low
High

Brewing Instructions

Temperature
212°F / 100°C
Tea
6 grams
Water
237 ml / 8 oz
Brew Time
2 minutes
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