2019 Summer Oriental Beauty from Hsin Chu


Between modern and tradition


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Cultivar: Qingxin Dapang

Harvested by hand: Mid June 2019

Origin: Hsin Chu, Taiwan

Process: Jassid bitten buds, medium oxidation, striped and short roast.

1. View

The leaves are relatively small and contain a good proportion of white buds. The orange brew has a very good clarity and transparency. The leaves open up completely and their color indicates a medium oxidation level.

2. Scents

The dry leaves smell a little bit roasted, but mostly ripe fruit and honey! The brew has the typical honey scents mixed with ripe fruit smells.

3. Taste

The brew tastes a little astringent. Due to its shorter roast, it's not as mellow and deep as a 'tradition' OB, but this means more fresh notes.


This 2019 batch is an interesting compromise. Like a modern OB, it has high notes of honey, but thanks to some roasting, its taste has the potential to further mellow. I recommend tasting it in the fall of 2019 (or later).

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