this winter 2010 wild concubine Oolong.
This tea is not for sale anymore. These are leaves from my last bag. That's unfortunate, because this tea rocks! The fragrances are bright, rich with notes of exotic fruits. And the taste is smooth, pure and resonates very long. If this were a blind tasting, I think I could be fooled into believing that this is a very good Yan Cha!
My e-boutique has a small selection of very good aged Oolongs. But it's increasingly difficult to find high quality aged Oolong at reasonable prices. My advice to young drinkers remains: it's best to age Oolong yourself. Quality is what matters. Since aging means refining and softening, it's best to choose a leaves with a higher level of oxidation and roasting (but not too much) that have plenty of power. (The concubine Oolongs seem a very interesting choice).