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Mei Zhan - Anxi Oolong Tea - Fall, 2007
Mei Zhan - Anxi Oolong Tea


 
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Weight: 50g (1.76 oz)
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I acquired this batch of Mei Zhan from a farmer in Anxi in the summer of 2011. After immediately offering it for sale that Summer and Winter, when I realized that the flavor was a bit on the flat side I decided to pull if from sale to let it age for a few years and offer it for sale if it developed in an interesting way. I've been sampling it every few months since then, and the heat & humidity of Texas Summers followed by the cool and dry of Texas winters has proven to be a good (maybe even great, but only more years will allow me to be able to tell for sure) environment for aging both oolong and Pu-Erh teas. I decided that it was time to release it in the Summer of 2016 because I kept wanting to drink it myself, which I hope is a good sign at least for my longer-term customers who know what I personally gravitate toward in my tastes.

This tea is comprised of reddish-brown, loosely ball rolled leaves with a mild, woody aroma. When infused, it produces a reddish amber liquor with the woody & plummy aromas common to moderately aged oolong tea. The medium bodied infusion has a nice fruit-tinged peaty/aged flavor that balances nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruit. The finish is peaty & sweet with elements of dried plums and moist, sweet pipe tobacco.
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Origin: Anxi County, Fujian
Cultivar: Mei Zhan
Roast: Medium
Harvest: Fall, 2007
Weight: 50g (1.76 oz)

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