1994 Dry Stored Ming Jian Qing Xin Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Berry, Cherry Wood, Dandelion, Gardenias, Grapes, Herbaceous, Honey, Maple Syrup, Mineral, Oily, Plum, Prune, Red Wine, Smooth, Sweet
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This is a complex and smooth tea that reminds me of aged, lightly oxidized white tea at times. I also like its pleasantly enveloping qi. In the aroma I detect prunes and cherry wood, while wet...” Read full tasting note
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Key factor to understang this 27 years old oolong is very dry, sterile way of the storage.

All the time of storage the tea spent in sealed plastic bags (30kg each) without any access of air or humidity.

When we ordered this oolong it was only gently dried in the electric oven.

Back in time, the tea was made as low oxidized, unroasted oolong but during the long and very slow maturing process, changes are very obvious.

The liquor is thick, with well pronounced astringency dominated by notes od dried fruits (and smoked plums too), wood, walnuts, honey and dry autumn leaves.

Aftertaste: amazing – long and sweet. Tasting this tea is a real journey.

Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou, Taiwan.
Harvest: 1994
Tea cultivar Qing Xin oolong

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This is a complex and smooth tea that reminds me of aged, lightly oxidized white tea at times. I also like its pleasantly enveloping qi.

In the aroma I detect prunes and cherry wood, while wet leaves give off notes of port wine, fern, honey, and gardenia flowers.

The liquor has a superb oily mouthfeel and introduces a funny constrictive feeling in the back of the mouth. Its taste includes many flavours such as juniper, blue grapes, dandelion flower, burdock, prunes, fallen leaves, and acorn. The aftertaste is long, sticky and sweet with good minerality and herbaceous character.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Berry, Cherry Wood, Dandelion, Gardenias, Grapes, Herbaceous, Honey, Maple Syrup, Mineral, Oily, Plum, Prune, Red Wine, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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