Sweet, light, stonefruit. I usually find Taiwan Sourcing brew recommendations to be a bit on the long side, but worked out well for this one.
Thanks to the help from making “Tangerine” Oriental Beauty from winter of 2017, we were able to create a Oriental Beauty that is satisfying to our standard again. This time the tea was produced using organic material from Emei with a varietal we are all familiar with – Qing Xin Dah Pan.
Qing Xing Dah Pan was classified as the varietal that was adequate for black tea processing at the Japanese era, that is why most of the Oriental Beauty you are seeing this day use very tender material like those high end Dajinlin black tea. Taiwanese at the time found a way to create our own special tea under the knowledge of oolong process. As a result, lots of people will mistake Oriental Beauty as black tea when they savour it the first time, and that’s not wrong in some part – Oriental Beauty is a hybrid of black tea and oolong tea. This fact is why Oriental Beauty is so special to Taiwanese, because like Baozhong, this tea carries a wonderful heritage from the glorious past.
This “Imperial Consort” shall be part of our signature tea later on, but since this is its very first launch like many other teas from the spring of 2018, it will be kept here for now. “Imperial Consort” is a true beauty on the tea table due to the collaboration between Mr. Hsu and us. It perfectly reconstruct how Oriental Beauty was back when it was invented the first time – smooth like silk while bearing a hint of black tea like character. Drinking this tea, like our “Jadeite Lion”, is like witnessing the reincarnation of Taiwan’s beautiful past.
Harvest: Varied / 不定
Varietal: Qing Xin Dah Pan / 青心大冇
Elevation: 400 M / 肆佰 公尺
Region: Emei / 峨嵋
Fermentation Level: 75% / 分之 柒拾捌
Roast Level: 0 / 無
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