2005 Aged Oolong

Origin: Taiwan

Toasty and pleasant with mineral notes and hints of roasted pine nut. Medium-bodied. Pairs well with spicy foods. 

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About 2005 Aged Oolong:

A special offering from Mingjian, Nantou County, Taiwan, 2005 Aged Oolong is a deep baked oolong that has been allowed to age over a period of years. The deep baking process results in a brew that is mellow and low in caffeine content, making 2005 Aged Oolong an excellent option for afternoon tea.

The process of making an aged oolong involves roasting (and re-roasting) the leaves every 2 to 3 years. In the case of high mountain oolongs, this process does not necessarily create a heavy or dark tea. Instead, roasting is skillfully done as a means of reducing moisture content, allowing the tea to age well while maintaining a smooth, medium body.

Flavor Profile:

Toasty and pleasant with mineral notes and hints of roasted pine nut. Medium-bodied. Pairs well with spicy foods. 

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
190°F (88°C)3-43-41

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