2010 Eastern Beauty Aged Oolong

This is a gorgeous example of a how well many oolong teas can age, especially Eastern Beauty types which are heavily oxidized and well baked.  We purchased this Beauty to celebrate our 15 year anniversary and have just a bit left over after having sent out the bulk of it to our Monthly Tea Club

The wet leaves smell distinctly of honey while the tea liquor smells of ripe dark fruits and aged wood.  It's a round tea, very grounding with an overall experience that reminds me of drinking a dark distilled spirit (without the alcohol) with its mature, rich wood tones.   The finish is long and deep.

Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Summer 2010 Harvest