tingjunkie wrote:Over the last week or so, I have been revisiting some of the 2010 Spring Taiwanese oolongs I had bought back when they were first available. At the time, I was very underwhelmed with them. Low on flavor and aroma, not much in mouthfeel, very little aftertaste/finish. Now that they have been sitting in my tea cabinet (in the foil bags they came in) for a few months, they seem to be performing MUCH better.
So, what say you Taiwanese oolong experts? Is this a common experience?
I find most teas better several months after harvest. I like to get them out of their foil bags and into a tea caddy when I am ready to start drinking them. They seem more accessible to me.
Some people prefer the winter harvest Taiwan oolongs. They claim stronger flavor. I like both.