1998 Autumn Aged Anxi Tieguanyin - Aged Buhdda
This limited 1998 harvest of aged Tieguanyin is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi. It stands out as unique from the others because the leaves were hand-processed using traditional Oolong Revival style, where one end of leaf is slightly curled and the other is extended. The shape is as a ‘dragonfly’. These leaves were turned and fluffed three times the normal standard for modern Tieguanyin.
The result of this unique processing and the 20 years of age creates a mild shu pu’er-like earthy and floral flavor most similar to the clean fermentation of Xingyang shu pu’ers. It has the foresty richness of shu pu’er but the sweet , milky and caramel aftertaste of oolong.
(Some Photos credits go to our tea farmers)
1998 Autumn Aged Anxi Tieguanyin - Aged Buddha
Origin: Daping Village Anxi, Fujian, China
Date of Pick: 1998 Autumn
Bud to Leaf Ratio: 1 bud : 1 leaf / 2 leaf
Taste: Smooth and full taste, with a mild roasting aroma and a strong sense of orchid flower.The sweet aftertaste and aroma lasts long in your mouth.
Tea Bush : C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin
Caffeine: Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)