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Aged 1970s Oolong

Aged 1970s Oolong

Regular price $9.00

Aged 1970s Oolong

**This is the same tea that was added as the "mystery tea" to the first-ever Mountain Stream Teaducation Subscription Box back in March 2019.**

Buying aged teas in Taiwan is tough. Not only do you have to find a source that you trust, you also have to find tea that was of decent quality when it was put into storage. And it has to be the right storage as well! This tea, and its sister tea the Aged 1980s Oolong, are teas that fit those criteria: decent quality tea that was stored correctly by a famous name in the tea industry. They taste that way too!

Finally a tea older than us, this 1970s Oolong packs a punch! Earthy forest floor aromas give way to a peppery spice sensation that shouldn't be consumed before driving if you are susceptible to getting tea drunk. If you are, (susceptible that is) you will enjoy this tea! 

This tea is also a great study for those interested in older teas. Notice the delicate, thin leaves that can only be produced by hand processing. The clear, rich, almost multi-colored tea broth that denotes the real age of the tea and clear complex taste. While many try, it is very hard to fake the authentic depth of authentic aged teas such as this one.

##The origin of tea this old is often foggy. This tea is no different. It was bought by a trusted buyer of aged Puer teas in the mid-1980s from a farmer who said it was a tea from the mid 1970s. It has been aging in large casks since. While an origin history like that is not very satisfying, it is better than most for aged teas of this vintage.##


Elevation: ?

Status: Conventional Farming

Season: 1970s

Cultivar: ?

Method: ?

Oxidization: ?

Region: Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 20, 30, 30 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 10+ steeps.

Western Style: Not recommend for western style brewing

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Fascinating aged tea

The taste is of real, authentic vintage. The dry leaves smell alcoholic, and the wet leaves smell like being in an old room. Terpenic and spicy, as if I was in an artist's cabin in the forest. There is a woody note that is reminiscent of agarwood and vetiver. Both warm and old yet somewhat cold with an aged aroma like roots. The dark amber color adds to the feeling of being inside a beautiful library. Rich and slightly smoky. Beautiful tea.

Allan Waters

Excellent. Thank you

Richie Rich
Great earthy tea

This tea last a long time. I poured tea from this for two days. If you drink puer this tea is for you.

Lukas Shrout
Powerful energy

This tea has a delicious sweetness to it. Very thick mouthfeel and flavor reminiscent of brown sugar. Toasty and malty as well. The thing that blew me away most about this tea is the pronounced tea energy. This tea is extremely relaxing…I would not drink this tea for studying or working. If you’re vegging out for the night however, this is a fantastic tea to drink.

Tan Hock Chye

Color of Puer, strong taste but mallow with age and have a dry sweet aftertaste