A rich, robust, earthy oolong with a beautifully complex flavor. This oolong is considered a dark oolong in that it is closer to a black tea than many oolongs. It is hand-rolled and slowly oxidized over 24 hours in a village in the Himalayas. Red Beauty is dried slowly and aged for over a year. This imparts beautiful color, aroma, complex flavor and smoothness.
When teas from the Ilam region of Nepal are studied, they routinely show high levels of both antioxidants and L-Theanines. This also suggests the high concentration of potential health benefits found in these teas is likely a result of altitude and the fact that the plants are often younger tea plants than those found in other tea growing areas of the world. In addition, they are harvested during a short growing season, and the longer dormancy may produce higher levels of antioxidants. Since Nepal is so isolated, a challenge to obtain Nepalese tea is getting them out of the country.
Note: Suggest steeping your first cup for 2 minutes.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
High in antioxidants
Medium in caffeine
Altitude: 6000 - 7000 feet above sea level
From Nepal (Ilam)