I am really striking out this afternoon/evening with teas that I held onto for too long.
First I had a 2011 Concubine Oolong from Teamasters that was way past its prime, I tossed it after 3 infusions.
Now some The Tea Gallery High Fire TGY, this has been held onto for too long, and open for too long, and its just not coming across as nice at all. There is a weird soap note in the brew that is really ruining the tea for me.
Winter Alishan from Norbu, a medium-fire version, several years old but in excellent condition due to vacuum packaging. The roast requires a little attention to avoid some charcoal bitterness in the first infusions but it quickly mellows into something very pleasantly Alishan.