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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 Andrew S.
I do not recommend this tea. It has an automobile engine smoky aroma.

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars [1 of 5 Stars]

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]

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