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Aged 1970s Oolong

Aged 1970s Oolong

Regular price $8.50

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, 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 aged of the tea and clear complex taste. While many try, it is very hard to fake the authentic depth of 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 source of aged Puer teas in the mid-1980s from a farmer that said it was a tea from the mid 70s, 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 this age.##

 

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

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S.K.
Nearly 50, but still Good

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.

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Vintage

Incredible syrupy texture and long finish with an earhty pu erh twist. This is rare and quality aged tea!

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C.
Yes, Please.

This tea has a lot of delicious going for it. Yes, it’s earthy, but also a hint smoky. It has an umami one finds in aged teas that lingers just enough on the tongue, but not in a syrupy way. I brewed with a gaiwan and started with two 15 second steeps at 95C. Provides a lovely tea drunkenness.

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S.B.
Interesting challenge of a tea...

This one has a clean taste -- of earth --and to me almost approaches a bourbon-smoothness...not sweet but enough mellowness to be
"engaging"---that is, you definitely want "more" of it...to taste a uniqueness that only an aged tea can show....fascinating!! It DOES "refer back" to other Nantou dark teas I have tasted--in the BEST ways--with a slight hint of molasses, maybe?