Today I am drinking some unaged (unless you consider a few months “aged”) Taiwanese oolong, supposedly organic. This is a sample provided by some Taiwanese gentleman from whom I bought some stuff.
The tea itself looks pretty unremarkable. Tightly rolled Taiwanese stuff, smells and looks about right.
The taste is ….. hate to say, pretty generic Taiwanese gaoshan oolong like. I find that when young, they’re really not that remarkable, at least to me. I remember once upon a time, I used to love this stuff. I would drink it all the time…. in fact, for a while, that was pretty much the only thing I’d drink. Then, somehow, it fell out of favour, and hasn’t been back ever since. I’m not exactly sure why that is the case. Tastes obviously change, but it seems as though the switch from lighter to darker tea is quite common among those people I know.
Anyway…. digression aside, the tea itself…. is not bad, but nothing to write home about. It’s clean, but that’s about all I can say about it. I’m sure I’ll love it if it has 20 years on it, but alas, it does not.
I do wonder if it’s time I start storing my own oolong, but oolongs are a pain to store. I need a lot of tea caddies.