Category: Oolong

Taiwan Beauty and Royal Courtesan

Taiwan Beauty (left) and Royal Courtesan (right).

For the longest time, I’ve been using the names “Taiwan Beauty” and “Royal Courtesan” interchangeably, believing that they were the same type of tea. However, they’re NOT. They are pretty similar, though: – Both are Taiwanese oolongs with high oxidation…

2013 Taiwan Beauty and mochi


The mochi (or daifuku) are back at Teance! After a several-month-long mochi drought because Yuri san went to Japan, now she’s back and we once again can savour the delicate flavors she create. On the left is mochi with kabocha…