1970s Pinlin Aged Oolong
I came across this oolong in Taiwan, where it has been stored for the last 30 years. The storage has been impeccable – the taste is smooth and clean.
Usually with older oolongs, they either fall into one of the two extremes of being stored in too humid conditions or being too heavily roasted. Happily though, this one is perfectly balanced.
The caramel-like aged taste of the leaves comes through well and the qi is exceptional – rivalling even older puerhs. In my opinion, this is a perfect example of a nicely aged oolong.