teagasm! (ok, I’m terribly partial to aged oolongs, but still…)
An ancient oak door opening onto a scene from a childhood dream, a secret garden overgrown with memory and bittersweet vines, the words of the elders making poetry in this malty cup.
Delectably rich, with notes of walnut, mahogany, winter squash, and caramel, but not as pungent as the Ali Shan 1991. A tea to surrender to. Must be prepared in zhong or gong fu to really appreciate.
Qinglin Bao Zhong 1978
from Camellia Sinensis website:
“The liquor from the dark leaves of this delicately aged wulong offer a mild and slightly sweet. The woodsy (exotic wood) and fruity (pumpkin, quince) aromas are pleasant and without any hint of astringency or bitterness. With its low caffeine content, this tea is perfect as a nightcap or to accompany a dainty dessert.”