Aged Tea

Aged Tea

Aged tea is found in many places in Asia, and can be very expensive depending on its age and type of tea. These teas must be stored carefully and well-preserved so it can improve the flavor instead of ruining the tea. This is not the same thing as old tea, as old tea is ruined tea that has past its prime and which has no flavor and no value. Teas that age well include deep roasted oolong, Pu-erh and certain types of black tea. To be aged, the young tea has to have promise it will develop into an extraordinary type of tea. This is similar to judging if young wine will become better with age.

Tea Storage
It is very important for tea to be stored properly or they will become old and tasteless. For black teas, white teas and oolongs, you must keep out the light, heat, moisture, oxygen (airtight) and odors. If you store two together, for instance, it will absorb the flavor of other kinds of tea and be ruined. However, dark tea such as Pu-erh and Lui Bao do require oxygen and humidity to age well.

Benefits of Aged Tea
The benefits of aging tea include making it taste better and be better for consumption. For instance, if you drink young Pu-er tea it is bitter and can hurt your stomach, but if you age it well, then after about three to five years it tastes smoother and more complex. White tea is also said to be better after five to 10 years. Deep roasted oolong tea is meant to be wait at least one year before consumption and it gets also smoother, sweeter (more "Gan") and easier on the stomach with age.

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