Every year Hsinchu County holds a very prestigious Oriental Beauty competition, organized by Emei and Bei Pu farmer’s association. Thousand of competitors enter hoping to get a good place not only to sell their tea at a better price but also as a challenge to make the best tea. This year’s grand champion goes to Hsu Yao-Liang, fifteenth grand prize winner including this year. The champion tea sells at $3500/100g and was sold out in a few days. Master Hsu entered with five teas in this year’s competition and all five teas was placed and sold out within two weeks. We were lucky to be able to get some of the winning teas and this is the one that won the 2 flowers award.
Made of cultivar 17, skilled and experienced hands of Master Hsu created beautiful tea. Cultivar 17 is perhaps not as popular when making Oriental Beauty as Qing Shin Da Mo, but in skilled and experienced hands it can make truly beautiful tea.
Warm, sweet aromas of honey, musk, biscuits fruits and delicate florals create alluring combination. Smooth and sweet liquor starts medium and gets thicker throughout the session, bringing notes of soft flesh fruit, herbs and florals in incredible balance between each other, lingering nicely in mouth and throat after each sip. This tea is beautifully balanced, rich, comforting and satisfying.
Cultivar - Cultivar 17
Season - Summer
Elevation - 500 m
Picking - 1 bud and 2 leaves
Processing - Fully Handmade