2019 Fall Oriental Beauty Tradition from Hsin Chu
The lighter taste of Tradition
Cultivar: Qingxin Dapang
Harvested by hand: August 2019
Origin: Hsin Chu, Taiwan
Process: Jassid bitten buds, medium to high oxidation, striped and roasted for a long time at a low temperature.
The leaves are a mix of medium, large leaves and buds. The orange brew has a very good clarity and transparency. The open leaves are rather dark due to both the oxidation level and the roasting.
The dry leaves smell have a rather light fruity smell! The recent roast seems to be preventing the scents to come out. The brew seems like a 'light' version of the 2019 summer tradition OB!
The brew tastes very mellow, clean and light.
Conclusion: This fall batch is less complex and intense than a summer OB. But when it's well done, it can still be very good and be more affordable!