053 | Frozen Summit '05 Vintage | 南投重焙老茶
Every year, the tea master carefully retrieves stored vintage teas, inspects them carefully and runs his fingers through the emerald crumbles by the handful. Their tuned sensibility tells them what temperature to roast the teas to in order to remove traces of summer rain and to layer on depths of flavors. Multiple slow roastings over the years perm the leaves like a hair dresser, curlier and darker with age.
The aromas of flower and ripened peach from 2005's Frozen Summit is transformed into roasted black current and berries. Its unique characteristics express notes tobacco, beaten leather, and damped earth. The mouth-feel is mellow and round, accented by flares of dry firewood.
Origin : Nantou county, Taiwan
Cultivar : Soft-stem (Ruanzhi) cultivar
Elevation : 1,000 meters
Oxidation : 20%~30%
Roast : Dark
Vintage : 2005
Flavor Profile : Stewed black current, tobacco, beaten leather, damp earth, wood fire
Mouth feel : Full bodied, unctuous, round
1 oz / 29 grams / 9 servings per package