Aged Traditional Iron Buddha: 20 Years Old, Charcoal Roasted
This rare and traditional Aged Oolong tea comes from a farmer’s private stock. As is common in the tea business in China, it took me many years of buying teas from him and many visits to his farm to convince him I was an earnest and worthy buyer. This tea has been stored since the early 1990’s and unlike inferior varieties roasted by machine, this tea has been carefully re-roasted by hand over charcoal every 3 years to enhance the aged flavour. The tea leaves are a semi-ball shape and are a dark brown colour.
The rinse has a bright pink/reddish colour. The first infusion has a light smoky flavour with an incredible chocolate taste that just has to be experienced! The aroma is rich and complex with deep fruity tones. Then an amazing, mouth tingling sensation bursts out from both sides of the tongue and also from the back of throat. Immediately afterwards, a strong sweet after-taste develops which moistens the palette.
Tea: Premium Iron Buddha 20 Years Old Aged Traditional Oolong Tea (Charcoal Roasted)
Factory: Private farmer
Process Origin: Anxi, Fujian province
Aged Origin: Has been stored in China for 20 years and stored in Vancouver since 2010
Types: Traditional Iron Buddha Oolong (Charcoal Roasted)
Harvest Period: 1990’s