1988 Aged Ginseng Oolong

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  • “"Don’t let the Ginseng part keep you away from this if you’re not a fan, (coughDexter) this has nothing to do with regular ginseng oolong. If it wasn’t for its name, I wouldn’t even know it’s...” Read full tasting note
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This Aged Ginseng Oolong tea has a nice aged character, with roasted nuttiness, dried fruit compote, burnt-sugar sweetness. But most of all, the nice, mellowed-out ginseng finish.

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“Don’t let the Ginseng part keep you away from this if you’re not a fan, (coughDexter) this has nothing to do with regular ginseng oolong. If it wasn’t for its name, I wouldn’t even know it’s supposed to be there.”
That’s part of what TheTeaFairy wrote in her note about this tea yesterday. Hmmm I’m not sure we are drinking the same tea. In fairness, I’m not really sure what “ginseng” smells or tastes like – but there is something in here that is just screaming “spicy floral” – I’m assuming that’s the ginseng. I’ve had quite a few aged oolongs now and none of them had ‘that" smell/taste to them.
Sorry TheTeaFairy this just does not work for me. I screwed up my nose when the water first hit the leaves, screwed it up again when I removed the leaves, left it sitting on my desk for about 15 minutes and at that point thought “ok this is getting better as it cools” drank about half the cup and now a few minutes later it’s back with a vengeance. There is a brief moment at some temperature that this mellows but it’s short lived.
As always, thanks for the opportunity….

TheTeaFairy

LMAO!! Oh my, you’re such a good sport! So sorry about that one…“spicy floral”, really?? Whatever that is, I doubt it’s the Ginseng part. Our taste buds don’t seem to compute the same way at all, but it’s all good, that’s why it,s fun to share :-)

boychik

You crack me up;)

Dexter

LOL I just call it as I see it, I’m not suggesting that my taste buds are “correct”. All I know is that whatever that “spicy floral” was, I couldn’t get the smell out of my infuser basket until I ran it though the dishwasher at work….
Agreed seeing how other perceive the same teas is one of the most interesting things here.

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You know when you place an order, there’s a point when and you realize your cart is really getting full and you need to slow down…but there are so many good ones that you just can’t leave behind, right? Then you think sample size. Yes! Yes! That’s the answer, give yourself the illusion you’ve got your act together, you’re NOT out of control, not at all. You suddenly feel much better about adding 10 more teas, seems like the reasonable thing to do. (Not!!)

That’s how I came to order this tea. I should have been less reasonable and order a larger quantity…That’s the other thing about large orders. Somehow, the full size pouches are the ones I wish I had ordered in sample sizes, and the sample pouches end up being the ones I should have ordered in full sizes. Ugh???

Not a secret, I love pretty much all types of oolong, and the aged ones fascinate me.

Don’t let the Ginseng part keep you away from this if you’re not a fan, (coughDexter) this has nothing to do with regular ginseng oolong. If it wasn’t for its name, I wouldn’t even know it’s supposed to be there.

This is not smoky at all, but roasty and caramel like. If you’d smell the infusion without knowing it’s tea, you would think it’s a dessert, very creme brûlée, custard like. There’s that faint mineral taste in the background I have come to appreciate. The ending has a cooling effect in the mouth, fresh, but not in a minty kind of way, just like when you inhale and it’s cold outside. That might be the ginseng part. But it has non of the eucalyptus notes traditional Ginseng oolongs have.

I had to basket brew cause there wasn’t enough for me to use the gaiwan. It will be interresting to try short infusions when I get more of it.

And yes, I will definitely buy a larger quantity next time.

Dexter

Dexter was drinking EG earlier and is trying to be open minded to all the teas that you sent me. :))

Dexter

The answer to your “the full size pouches are the ones I wish I had ordered in sample sizes, and the sample pouches end up being the ones I should have ordered in full sizes” issue is to just order small sizes of everything and then place later orders of the ones you really liked. Just saying….

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I so give you A++++++ for effort, I do put you to the test, don’t I!

As for your suggestion, if I was normal, that’s totally what I would do…but I’m “tea-challenged”, my neurones just don’t function adequately and rationally when it comes to ordering tea!

Terri HarpLady

Me ordering tea: “but what if I only get a sample, & I love it so much, & then I found out it’s sold out?”

Sil

terri – incentive to drink up sample sizes faster when you buy them heh

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Terri: EXACTLY!!!!

Sil: I checked your cupboard, me think you do need every incentive you can get ;-)

Sil

hey! I’m doing well! only 6 more teas to finish to have a cupboard that’s only 6 months old! (and that’s within april)

TheTeaFairy

Lol, well… maybe I was tea drunk and had a cupboard hallucination, but I could have sworn I ‘ve seen your stash at 140 not that loog ago…
(psst…there’s a rumour circulating that machiavellian but very nice and generous Steepsterites are trying to sabotage your cupboard…beware!)

Sil

haha it was UNDER 140 like a week ago lol I’ll get there though! I won’t make my March goal BUT, I did stick to NO orders during a month where i didn’t hit my goal. So that’s good :)

Terri HarpLady

(pssst…I’ve already started another box for her…heh)

Sil

terri…i’ve got a box for you that is ALMOST full enough to send :P

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Hilarious Terri…

Lol, Sil, make sure it barely closes!

(I feel like a referee)

Sil

teafairy…totally! :)

Terri HarpLady

Teafairy, every box we send each other barely closes. Actually, the last box I sent to Sil was 2 boxes, hahahahahaha

TheTeaFairy

You two are so amusing :-)

Sil

terri – i just considered that payback for me sending 2 boxes at christmas lol

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’m still working my way through those offerings :)

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