Type: Tieguanyin Oolong
Production region: Anxi, Fujian Province, China
Aged Drunken Imperial Concubine is the top-of-the-line charcoal-roasted Tieguanyin produced by Master Vesper Chan. This tea was carefully bottled, sealed, and aged in Hong Kong by Master Chan since 2000 (three years older than the previously available edition). According to Master Chan, aged oolong usually takes 3-5 years to begin improving its quality. This 23-year-old oolong is truly rare and is considered a treasure. What makes it more special is that Master Chan had taken a hiatus in aging oolong from 2003 to 2019. This bottle is the last one left from the early 2000s.
The flavors of aged roasted Tieguanyin are so much more intense and the finish is much longer than its younger counterpart. The aroma is penetrating from the moment you begin brewing the tea to inhaling the fragrance left in the empty cup when you finish sipping the tea. Aged teas (oolong and pu-erh) are often valued beyond the flavor of the tea. The body reaction and sensory experience from drinking aged teas take one to a different level of tea appreciation.