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When I introduce friends to aged oolongs, this is usually the one I start with. It is a really difficult tea not to like! All of the classic flavors of young Tieguanyin are preserved, but are made much more mellow and complex through the 20+ year aging process. The brewed tea looks beautiful, a nice crimson red. The wood flavors in this tea are very strong, and it often reminds me a really good single malt scotch. While the tea is never bitter, there is a mouthfeel and flavor that also brings to mind a good port or dry sherry. Fantastic tea.

spittingoutteeth

Drinking this tea again tonight…what a treat! I’ve been experimenting with infusion times and realized that it takes long infusions really well. Four to six minutes in a gaiwan really brings out the flavors well without a trace of bitterness. This is such an amazing tea.

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spittingoutteeth

Drinking this tea again tonight…what a treat! I’ve been experimenting with infusion times and realized that it takes long infusions really well. Four to six minutes in a gaiwan really brings out the flavors well without a trace of bitterness. This is such an amazing tea.

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My name is Jay and I live in Burlington, VT. I create motion graphics for a living and I’m an experimental musician and filmmaker. I love tea, especially Taiwanese oolongs and aged puerh.

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