“Old gold” is an aged oolong from Zhaoan district (Fujian province).
In appearance: medium-sized, curved, burgundy-brown flagella of twisted tea leaves, with cuttings. The fragrance is restrained, woody, with distinctive notes of Lao cha. The liquor is transparent, with a hazelnut shade.
The bouquet of ready-made tea is aged and multifaceted, spicy-and-woody, with fruity, creamy and balsamic notes. The aroma is calm, spicy-and-woody. The taste is refined and soft, multifaceted, sweetish, with a fine fruity sourness and spicy nuances, it reveals gradually, gaining juiciness and depth.
Brew tea with hot water (95°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 6-8 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat this method up to 15 times.
“Old Gold from Zhaoan” is an interesting example of aged tea for collectors and sophisticated lovers.