1994 Aged Bai Hao

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood, Malt
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 7 oz / 195 ml

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Our 1994 Aged Bai Hao originates from a family that has been in the tea growing business for 3 generations in Taiwan. Harvested in the summer of 1994, this aged oolong is heavily oxidized (approximately 70-75%) and utilizes the Chin Xin oolong varietal. Roasted cocoa bean notes dominate this full-bodied tea followed by sweet honey notes. Powdered sugar and woody notes are also present. This tea is almost dessert-like, resembling baker’s chocolate with honey drizzled on top. We highly recommend gongfu brewing for best results.

Ingredients: Taiwanese Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 185 F

For more information, please visit: www.butikiteas.com.

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27 Tasting Notes

85
630 tasting notes

Delicious. Oaky and woody and it smelled like cocoa (but oddly didn’t taste like it to me). Awesome.

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149 tasting notes

I fished a nearly-empty 1/2 oz bag of this from the bottom of one of my boxes of tea yesterday. I’ll be sad to see it go, but at this point I have far too much tea for someone in my current situation (still working out life details/strongly considering getting a terminal degree and therefore need a considerable amount of flexibility/mobility since it’ll be a while before I settle down somewhere permanently— having, uh, 10+ kilograms of tea doesn’t really help with the mobility) so I’m trying to let go of my hoarding tendencies and just drink things without worrying that I’ll miss it or whatever it is that makes me want to hoard tea.

Honestly, the main note I’m getting from this in these early steeps is something like raisins and dates. It’s a little dry in the aftertaste. I’m really not getting any hints of cocoa or chocolate, but then again the water I’m using is considerably cooler than what I’d normally use— waiting for my water heater to boil so I’m using the hot water in my thermos at the moment. Will update if the flavour changes in future steeps with hot water.

This is surprisingly more energising than I expected. I was going after a comfort tea when I went tea-box-diving. I might have to revisit the boxes once I’m finished with this.

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338 tasting notes

Interesting, as my first aged Bai Hao. Savoury taste with chocolate or malty notes and a very dry wood aroma.

Hit the same spot a Yunnan Gold would, which for me isnt very often, but when it is, its the only tea which fits and it fits perfectly. Good night time tea, while snuggling up and reading a book. or to share with your partner watching a film.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1113 tasting notes

I finally got to this tea… I just have so much that it is hard to know what to drink next!
This tea brews quite easily; in the past I had to tinker with the 1991 aged oolong Butiki had because I messed it up.
There is little aroma to this tea which is interesting. The taste is pure and very smooth. While the flavor is quite enjoyable, there is a dryness that is left in the mouth after a sip is taken. That part of the tea is unfortunate because it is one smooth aged oolong that I will continue to enjoy as I have quite a bit left :)
Maybe I’ll get crazy and cold steep this (not really though)

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1792 tasting notes

Oy, this tea was so delicious. Was, sadly, seeing that I didn’t bother writing about it until my very last cup. I was a huge fan of Oriental Beauty, so naturally, this also had to be mine. It was so cocoa-y and roasty, smooth and rich. I’m going to miss it so.

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1497 tasting notes

Got this ages ago as a gift from Stacey, am only trying it now as I threw it into a bag with a bunch of other samples to taste while traveling to see family. So…. not sure what the deal is with this, but it was just a meh for me. Nothing special, nothing amazing, no special flavors that popped… just tea. Really. A bit shocked to be honest.

MissB

Oh. Crap. JUST noticed this is an oolong, which is likely why Stacey sent it (normally I feel violently ill within minutes of drinking oolong tea). This might explain why I’ve felt like death warmed over since I had this yesterday?

Indigobloom

Oh no, feel better soon!!

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350 tasting notes

Wow, I’m getting really different flavours from this than everyone else. Interesting! I’m steeping it gongfu style, 4g of tea in a 100ml gaiwan. I did a quick rinse, then the first steeping was maybe 20-30sec (?), second was probably about 1min, third I actually timed for 2min. Water temp varied from 85-95C.

The predominant flavours I get from this are earth and apples. But like, not fresh apples, cooked ones. It’s kind of like walking through an apple orchard in the fall, after a rain, where you have the scent of wet earth and the soft apples on the ground. There’s a bit of honey sweetness in this tea, but not a lot. When I stick my nose in the cup after drinking all the tea, I get a sweet carmelized sugar scent, but I’m not getting a lot of that in the actual flavour. And I’m getting no cocoa from this whatsoever. Fascinating! I’ll have to try steeping it a few other ways, I don’t think I’ve found optimal parameters for this tea yet.

Preparation
4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90
681 tasting notes

This tea has held up better than me, who is also ‘1994 aged’. Robust honey and chocolate notes, a little bit dusty at the end of the sip. I must remember to gong fu steep this next time. I’m still yet to try it that way.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

Hm. One year older tea than I. I need to get some 1995 stuff.

Shae

Hahaha, I love this! As some of my Teavivre teas so profoundly say, the aged the better. ;)

Nattie

Martin – I will keep an eye out for you!
Shae – Haha, as someone who just found her first grey hair (and cried in the hotel bathroom) I appreciate the sentiment!

Shae

Aww, hugs to you!

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6062 tasting notes

Another tea that I can’t write a great note for due to not remembering, but that I believe I enjoyed, and am happy to have a fair amount of. I thiiiiink that I didn’t brew it long enough the first time (recommended 4 minutes, I used 3), so I’ll alter that next time. Resteep seemed pretty weak, too.

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85
278 tasting notes

This is really lovely! It has a very mild taste. Quietly pleasant, with a little sweetness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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