Some newish oolong

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??


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Some newish oolong — 2 Comments

  1. Yet, this tea is also more expensive than most of their older tea, which begs the question — why bother??

    because you have the chance to prove you were right about it being good for aging?

    Hopefully you will not have exhausted your taste for aged oolong by then.

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