1995 Lao Qing Xin Aged Oolong Tea

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: 1995
Elevation: 1400 m
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Availability: In Stock
$40.00
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A thick, deep taste with a rich aroma of cherry, chocolate, sweet red apples. Velvety aftertaste of aged tea with cinnamon and bark notes.

Lao Qing Xin (Chin Shin) Oolong is very unusual tea. In addition to amazing taste and flavor, it has very powerful energy. By the third-fourth brew different metamorphosis of consciousness begin to happen. The tea has a calming effect, it always brings relaxation to the mind and body and fills with tranquility and light euphoria.

Tea is a very delicate thing. It can show itself from different angles, depending on people around, the level of your care and attention, experience and native sensitivity.

Moreover, this aged Qing Xin is really unique. If you look at the photo you can see a memorial plate confirming the age. There are numbers: 2538, which mean the year of the harvest of this oolong. Buddhist 2538 is only 1995 for Christians. It was the first harvest on the plantation and the owners decided to memorize this event in such a way. To the great regret, this plantation of Qing Xin Oolong has been totally cut down a long time ago, so we can't try any fresh tea from there. But this old tea also remained just in a few amounts. Hurry up to order!

Reviews (5)

Intoxicating sweet aroma of honeyed raisins from the resulting brewed liquor, with a hint of cinnamon.
The liquor is also smooth and clear, with no astringency nor bitterness.
The wet leaves has a slight smokiness to its sweet fruity note, kinda like burnt sugar, while still retain their bronzed dark greenish hue.
Love smelling the leftover tea aroma in the empty cup, though it disappears within a short time.
This tea makes you feel calm and slightly sleepy. A very pleasant drinking experience.

I had my first session with this tea (8gr / 100ml) , it was very pleasant.
About the smell & taste, I found honey, red fruits and wood. The mouthfeel is good, the steepability is extra.
The bodyfeel is relaxing, but not too much, so could I enjoy the tea and the book. It was a good evening!
Looking forward to further sessions!

although not cheap,
this aged oolong is rich and full of character.

it has plenty of re-steeps for an oolong (same as an aged puer has gets more longevity with age),
and every time I had it was unique and engaging, with uncommon aged flavors.

If you haven't tried a premium aged oolong this is a great place to start, as you can get a small amount!

It has a honeyish note with no astringency even after a long steep, and the aroma is rather like a young aged tiguanyin.

The description of this tea is excellent. The storage over the years has been great and this is truly aged tea that could very well be passed off as a fancier Taiwanese lao cha. Reminds me of an aged Dongding I have aging in a pewter caddy, but sufficiently different. There is good complexity in the flavor profile of this tea and I even got a strong (but fleeting) aftertaste of agarwood in the second infusion. Definite cinnamon and sweet apple, which was surprising to me considering the low oxidation and roast level of this tea. This is really an excellent oolong and I'm surprised at the quality.

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