Yes definetly this happens on a regular basis with roasted, darker oolongs and sheng-pu erh. With green tea, I only experienced this sometimes with shade tea, like gyokuro.
Its especially funny to withness this in others.. I happens sometimes that some of my friends want to drink these special teas with me that I'm always drinking, and especially with a certain Dong Ding traditional (not the green style!) they often end up intoxicated. Much more so than me who is quite used to it by now
It happened that they thought I served them something entirely different
I had been inquired really furiously, like: "now tell me! what exactly is that oolong tea? Is it even legal?" Once I had a hard time explaining the guy that its just like the green tea in a bag, just processed differently and of much, much higher quality.
By the way, I'd say it sometimes feels quite like a mix between the feeling after a session of meditation and the feeling of being lightly stoned (I read about how that is supposed to be
, just much clearer, less intense and less intoxicating...
For sure, much more like that than like Alcohol which often dulls the senses and makes the moods volatile, and really changes all the perceptions.
And let me add this: I so, so very much prefer this in a relaxed group of people.. sitting on a table, talking, playing games and drinking loads of tea! It very often leaves a so much more pleasant aftermath than drinking beer as people sometimes do it here in Bavaria
. In my tea-drunk eyes, its totally superior to alcohol. Its so great to see the pics from China where they have these huge tea-tables that have been carved out of a whole tree, I think thats the regular's table of the future.