drank 2002 Dan Cong by Life In Teacup
1312 tasting notes

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
White Antlers

I am much much much older than this tea and yes, in age, it does take a long while to wake up, even with a long rinse (shower). LOL!

gmathis

Sounds lovely.

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White Antlers

I am much much much older than this tea and yes, in age, it does take a long while to wake up, even with a long rinse (shower). LOL!

gmathis

Sounds lovely.

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