A Tea Addict's Journal

Young aged oolong

April 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is some stuff I got from Taiwan early on, when I didn’t know much about things and was just getting a bunch of random teas to try out.

Now that I tried it again, it’s revealing more things to me. It tastes medium roasted. It hasn’t been reroasted much. It’s youngish — I’d say 5-7 years. It’s starting to develop that fruity taste, but that’s still in its infancy. The tea is still astringent when overbrewed, and not as sweet as can be. However, I can see how some of my teas were, once upon a time, something like this, and how this tea, if stored for another 10 or 15 years, will turn into one of the teas I like.

It’s always interesting to see what some expeirence will tell you. Teas that seem rather unremarkable suddenly reveal information that I did not previously detect. I guess that’s part of the fun.

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  • Anonymous // April 27, 2008 at 11:24 am | Reply

    Tea Escapade

    Very true. Up until the last couple of years I was a haphazard tea drinker. I paid little to no attention to what I was drinking. Of course, I wanted it to taste good, but I never took the time to notice the nuances in tea. To understand what I was drinking or even understand the differences.

    I wonder what I would think about some of the first teas I drank, if I had the chance to drink them again?

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