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Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986

$30.00

Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986

  • 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, and stored in our San Francisco warehouse for close to 30 years. While most aged oolong teas on the market are reroasted every few years, destroying most of their natural aged characteristics, this traditional style Tieguanyin has been left undisturbed. The end result is a tea rich with the aroma of plums and walnuts, and a distinctly crisp finish, reminiscent of a fresh Tieguanyin in the traditional 'nong xiang' (strong fragrance) style, but with an added complexity and depth developed during the aging process.

  • Brewing Guide

    We suggest brewing our Aged Tieguanyin in the same manner as our aged Formosa oolongs: moderately high temperature, short steep time, and a smaller quantity of tea leaves than is typically recommended for fresh Anxi oolongs.

    In a gaiwan or small tea pot, use 4 grams of tea. Rinse. Brew at 200 degrees for 1 minute 30 seconds on the initial brew, continuing at 1 minutes 30 seconds on the second brew, and then increasing that in increments of 30 seconds for subsequent brews.

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