Color of Puer, strong taste but mallow with age and have a dry sweet aftertaste
Thin in shaping and hand processed, this 1970s oolong has aged with grace. Earthy and reminiscent of shu puer, this tea is far more syrupy in texture and multifaceted in comparison. Slightly smoky with pepper spice and sweet caramel plum, there grows a varied experience as the infusions stack and I continue through sessions with this tea. Stellar work, Matt!
My first impression of this tea included flavor notes of rich and dark cocoa. An underlying caramelized sweetness emerged at the end of each sip, and lingered.
Upon successive infusions, the complexity shifted to barrel-aged and sherry-finished Scottish whiskey. Yet, the flavor-development was subtle, and not overly intense. I was able to get many infusions with each tea session.
A delicious, and subtly-complex, tea. Very enjoyable. I’m very glad that I purchased 50 grams for aging and further assessment over time.
This tea is one that has similarties to the aged flavor ripe puerh teas try to mimic. But this tea is way better than any ripe puerh. It's pure aged sweetness steep after steep! Smooth, mellow, and sweet. I'm one of the few who's yet to experience tea 'drunkenness' with any tea and this one is no exception. And even though I feel no effects from drinking it, I love the sweet aged flavor. A very enjoyable aged tea!
I tried this aged oolong and despite not having tasting notes with me at the time, I quite enjoyed it. I believe I experienced tea Drunkness with this tea, but it is one I would like to continue drinking and make a proper IG post about. Even though it was an oolong, it reminded me of an aged, earthy pu-erhs; very enjoyable. Can't wait to reorder (if available) and drink again.