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Aged Oolong Tea

Rare in the world of teas, aged oolongs differ from more common aged pu-erh in that they are not fermented, and thus lack the characteristic earthy flavor often associated with aged teas.
  • Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986
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    漢字 猴王鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes plum, walnut

    漢字 猴王鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes plum, walnut

    Aged oolongs are rare in the world of teas. Unlike pu-erhs that change through microbial activity, oolong leaves age naturally. And whereas pu-erh teas are considered "living teas" that must be exposed to air, aged oolongs are often kept sealed as they age. This tea was sourced in the mid-80's,...


  • Aged Tung Ting, ca. 1980
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     漢字   陳年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  smoke, cocoa

     漢字   陳年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  smoke, cocoa

    Until the mid-1980s, Taiwan oolong teas were rolled by hand in small canvas bundles. Hand rolling produced tea clusters that were looser than what is created using modern machine rolling methods. These looser clusters required firing at higher temperatures for optimal preservation, which in turn produced a richer, more robust...