On the road up to Lishan and the other High Mountain growing areas of Taiwan is a small, busy plateau village called Wushe. Nowadays is a rather forgettable area, but in the past it was the gateway to the mountains of Taiwan and was surrounded by tea gardens. This 25 year old drinkable piece of history from that time period is a snapshot of Taiwanese tea culture before the move of tea gardens into the high mountains began in earnest.
Actively chosen to be aged and put aside for aging, this rare tea is a fascinating group of aged Oolong flavors, like leather and the taste of age, mixed with bright floral echoes of green oolongs past. Seeming to mix together in the palate and released in different amounts throughout the steeps, it is best to set some time aside to drink this tea as the Cha Qi can be a little strong for many as well.
**The authenticity of aged teas is always an issue as there are many bad actors in the space. This tea was purchased from the same place as many of our aged teas, a famous and very respectable company that specializes in Puer and other aged Oolongs. Given thethe source and our own experiences in tasting over 100 aged Oolongs over the years, this tea is as authentic as it gets.
Status: Conventional Farming
Season: Spring 1995
Cultivar: Qinxin Oolong
Region: Wushe, Nantou
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 20, 30, 30 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan.
Western Style: Not recommend for western style brewing
**With all aged teas it is best to do a rinse first!