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1 oz. sampler (28g) = $6.00
1/4 lb. (113g) = $21.25
Traditionally, tea merchants keep all of their oolongs for aging, firing the tea yearly to remove unwanted moisture and further heighten and seal in flavors. After years of gentle firing, the tea develops a smooth, rich texture that's unequaled by newer oolong tea. The dark ruby color and its thick, chewy mouth feel are sorely missing in "new age" oolong teas. The Chinese also use aged oolongs to help regulate digestive ailments. If you've forgotten, or you have not tasted a highly oxidized and high-fired oolong tea, this aged old oolong is your chance to discover the past again.
We recommend the control and visual presentation offered by the classic gaiwan method of preparation. In a preheated cup place 3-5 grams of leaf and cover with near boiling water. Infuse for 2 or 3 minutes. To serve, pour into a warmed pitcher or directly into pre-heated tasting cups and enjoy. Aged Oolong may be re-infused several times by gradually increasing steeping time and water temperature.
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