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Aged Oolong Tea

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Aged Oolong tea from 1990

Wang Tan Pei is a roasted, aged oolong from 1990. It produces a marvelous clear brown liquor with a pleasing aroma reminiscent of roasting chestnuts. The strong, distinctive flavor is slightly smoky with a sweet cleansing aftertaste.

Aged oolong is re-roasted every few years. This is a delicate process that requires the supervision of a tea master. The roasting removes excess moisture that would otherwise give the tea an earthy quality.

Wang Tan Pei aged oolong is a wonderfully complex tea that will stimulate your imagination. This is a rare tea very much in demand for its unique, refreshing taste.

Notes about Aged Oolong Tea:

The aged oolong does not open up like fresh oolongs. The tea is examined every 2 or 3 years, and if the tea master decides, it will be re-roasted to remove excess moisture and to retain the flavor of the tea.

After the tea has aged for 3 years it will have lost it's "fresh" flavor and begins the process of acquiring a mellowness that is characteristic of aged tea. From 5 to 10 years the color of the leaves turns from green to brown and the tea liquor takes on a reddish hue. After 15 years the tea is mature, although it will continue to improve with further aging.

More information about aged oolong tea

Varietal
Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
Origin
Dong Ding Mountain (凍頂山), Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Elevation
850 meters (2,800 feet)
Chinese Name
陳年老茶王烏龍茶



Customer Reviews:

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by Kayleigh T.
As I open the vacuum sealed packet I am greeted by small dark brown almost black small tea pieces that have a strong and deep fragrance. I’m finding it difficult to answer what it smells of but it’s very familiar … soy sauce maybe? Steeping 3 times in my gongfu for 1 minute, 2 minutes then 3 minutes. Steep 1 – Burnt orange in colour with a smell that reminds me of cigar smoke. The taste is smoky and rich but also earthy and astringent. Sort of like Lapsang Souchong mixed with Pu Erh but on a weaker basis. Roasted chestnuts is a fairly good description. Steep 2 – Brownish red now in colour but with that same cigar smoke scent. My husband smokes a cigar at birthdays and Christmas so I am quite used to the smell but it’s surprising how similar they are. It sort of tastes like cigar now too which is how it smells. I still like roast chestnuts though as the comparison but now it’s almost like burnt chestnuts. If Lapsang Souchong is the smokiest tea then this must be second. Stee

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Tomislav B.
There's no way of starting this review without mentioning the smell. It's quite strange, still not completely unpleasant - "mediciney" is the best word I can think of to describe it. I actually quite like the slightly smokey taste, but the smell is really distracting. Not my cup of tea, if you'll pardon the pun. Other than that, it is obviously a high quality tea which keeps its flavor for more that 5 or 6 brewings.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars [3 of 5 Stars]

by Tommy M.
Well, to be honest this one did not start off very well with me at all, at first I was really disappointed I thought this was going to be the worst tea I've had just by the scent of the leaves dry, Smelling them dry all I could think was "chemicals?" I wasn't sure what I was smelling, after first steep and leaves were wet I realized that the "chemical" scent I thought I was getting was more like "camphor" instead much like some scents and flavors that I get from puerhs. Ok then my first cup the first taste of this was "horrible" I really hate to use such a word as "horrible" but thats all I could think, very camphorlike and I quickly noticed the "scorched/burned" taste of this tea, I tasted like this tea was "overbaked/roasted" (I brewed it at 185F so I wouldn't scorch it myself) so it was just the initial taste of this tea that was "burned", I also noticed a very smokey flavor to this tea not quite like a lapsang but more like a smokey "gunpowder" (I think some one else said that too

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Joe T.
A very good tea. Sweet and mellow. Long after taste. The old Chinese use to say the older the better it is.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Dimitry A.
I can't help myself with this tea. The smell is overpowering, too much cinnamon, medicine herbs and camphor. The taste is not bad and quite mellow, but the smell is so distracting I can't really drink it.

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars [2 of 5 Stars]

by Sverrir Á.
This tea is like no other I've tasted. Sweet and complex. It has been roasted from time to time so the flavor is somewhat smokey and the leaves don't open up that much. I like to drink this tea at night because it doesn't affect my sleep. Somehow I always think of whiskey when I drink it.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

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