John_B wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:07 am
aet wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Well, I had some aged oolong from 95 stored in Thailand ( sample exchange with other vendor ) . I'm not experienced oolong drinker so can not confirm the age but it does taste like ( had a specific notes of
) aged sheng puerh of clean Puer ( Simao ) storage approx from the same time. And as I mentioned in previous post, I'm aware of that nowadays this taste profile can be imitated in shorter time of storage if humidity and ventilation ( air circ. ) set right.
Was it this one? https://tea-side.com/lao-qing-xin-oolong-tea/
I never noticed that version tasting anything like sheng. That vendor (who seems like a decent guy) goes on about cha qi a lot, and in relation to that tea. Since I don't really "get" that it's hard for me to guess if he notices a lot of effect mostly because he expects to.
Yep, that's the one.
"I never noticed that version tasting anything like sheng" ....probably misunderstanding. I didn't mean that it tastes like sheng puerh. I was trying to say it has an aged notes like I know from aged shengs ( I could compare to sheng only coz we dont have much oolong available in Yunnan ) .
There is something in taste which identical with shengs from around 2000 Simao ( Puer ) ..basically semi-dry storage, and of course that could be an individual feeling based on many factors along with actual experience of drinking sheng like that before.
It had opened some notes of aged leaf here in Kunming in 1800m alt. on our water, so can not confirm how it tastes in Bangkok in very different environment and quite different water, I presume.
Yet, as I mentioned before , I can not confirm the age since I'm not experienced with oolongs. That's why I also brought up the question about fake aged oolongs as it is done with puerh on "daily basis " , I believe that similar techniques might be applied on oolongs.
"goes on about cha qi a lot" ...I agree on that is the individual feeling , so I do not attach such a "tag" to our products ( but I admit we did before , in very beginning because no experience with selling tea and though this is what foreigners wanted to hear / read ...probably still do ) . Yet, I do not contradict with anyone's Style.
In fact, experienced puer tea drinkers " drink with their body " as well , but if you practice Qi Gong you will probably feel an energy even in glass of water
I've noticed that many ( maybe even the most ) of foreign puerh tea drinkers judging the shengs like a green tea. Focusing on "front" taste rather than after taste with body feel , let alone some "hui gan", that leads the vendors also adjust their description which is already a challenge for online selling puerh tea.
But this is off this topic.