2006 Cui Yu Aged Oolong Tea, 50g | TEA SIDE

2006 Lao Cui Yu Oolong Tea

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: 2006
Elevation: 1300 m
Cultivar: Cui Yu (TRES #13)
Availability: In Stock
Reward Points on purchase: 10 Details

This tea can truly be called Lao Cha Wang - "old tea king". Despite the considerable age and high fire level when roasting up, the master managed to keep a dense and bright taste in this Aged Cui Yu (means “Green Jade”) Oolong. The aroma of tea is rich and complex. In the taste, there are coffee, candy, and baked notes, a complex fruit mix, tree bark, cinnamon and fried sunflower seeds.

The fragrance perfectly passes into the taste. The aftertaste is chocolate-buttery with fruit seed notes so specific for Thai oolongs. The high fire of this Jade Oolong noticeably decreases after two infusions and does not interfere with the smoothness and softness of the throat. Good level of brewing ability - after three brewings tea becomes only more fragrant.

Twisting and roasting were done manually, so the leaves are not tightly rolled and completely unfold after several steepings. A worthy specimen for Oolong collection.

Please, note! This tea is recommended for high-fire tea admirers.

Reviews (6)

First cups give a very pure and clean dark roasted tea flavour with not even traces of rancidity or bitterness. Further re-steeps give a more unique flavour. I would describe it as mellow and smokey. It´s worth the price and quality is on par with Taiwanese and chinese oolongs in the same price range.

This is one smooth smoky oolong, with a sweet spice finish and a clean clear liquor.
The smokiness is light in note but consistent in every brew.
There is less smokiness to the smell of the wet leaves, but I detect aromas of cinnamon sugar and cacao.
I feel this tea resembles that to Chinese rock oolongs, minus the astringency.

while not as aged as it's '95 brother (and doesn't re-steep as much),
this oolong still shows distinct signs of aged, and is a fun drink.

at first is was a little peculiar, with a couple of interesting sour notes,
but at the same time it reminded me of medium roasted Wuyi Yancha,
and it grew on me.

Interesting and worth a try!

I was very happy with this tea. It's exactly what I expect from an aged oolong from China or Taiwan. Complex, sweet and lingering, quite deep. I tasted caramel, raisins a little cinnamon. I didn't know what to expect and very pleasantly surprised.

A striking taste for aged oolong tea is sweet, joyful. Aroma of chocolate, sugar candy. Cha Qi brought the desire to consider a jade dragon under the compositions of Xie Dong Xiao.

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