This is a tea I bought from the candy store but which I never drank… the first tea I got from them, actually. At that time, I was asking them for “aged oolong”, and got this. I figured it was not old enough — so asked for the other things, which, of course, led to a treasure trove…
This tea was well sealed, and I finally opened it today. When brewed….
Light in colour, smells young, but tastes a little older than very young. In fact, there’s that typical greennness in the taste/flavour — but you can tell it’s gone down from when it was first made. I am guessing this tea is maybe 3-5 years of age. Instead, the sweetness is more obvious than otherwise, and overbrewing does not produce the nasty, nasty grassy notes that you sometimes get with Taiwanese tea.
I wonder if this is a good candidate for personal storage — I have a feeling it could be, given the right conditions.
Yet, this tea is also more expensive than most of their older tea, which begs the question — why bother??