While visiting the same garden as that produced our Dragon's Eye Charcoal Tieguanyin asked if there were any aged teas to try. We were given this gem of a tea and bought everything they had left. We debated even offering this tea for sale as there is only about 1kg left of this tea left in existence. We decided to because it is just too good not to share. It won't last long though.
Matt describes this tea as 'getting a coconut oil back massage in an old library' and we can roll with that. The 'must' of age quickly give way to an incense-like smoke and coconut smoothness that makes this tea so unique. It is a real gem, and one that we will be sad to see gone, but happy that we could share.
Status: Certified Organic
Cultivar: Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess)
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Oxidation: 70%, Mid-Heavy Charcoal Roast
Region: Muzha, New Taipei City
Recommend Brewing Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 40, 50 seconds then add 10-30 seconds to steeps to taste. Lasts 5-6 steeps.
Western Style Brewing: Not Recommended For Western Style Brewing