18 years old. Brought to my cupboard in a single-serving sealed pouch by White Antlers.
Before brewing, this tea had dry and warm aromas of an old leather saddle hanging in a hay barn with a muted dark berry note. The tea took a while to wake up in its age even with a long rinse. With the second steep it opened up into a simple almost musty, bitter-peachy, clean mineral-hay profile with a whiff of some type of incense. Incredibly drying and unchanging. I’m not sure this was intentionally aged or paid attention to/re-roasted over the years.
Flavors: Barnyard, Berry, Bitter, Drying, Hay, Leather, Mineral, Musty, Peach