Old Immortal Old Dude (老仙鶲, Lǎo Xiān Wēng, "Old Immortal Old Dude") - In the celebrated tradition of naming Phoenix Oolongs after random things, Old Immortal Old Dude is our best shot at translating a tea called Lǎo Xiān Wēng 老仙鶲. Word for word, Lǎo means "old," Xiān means "immortal" or "supernatural being," and Wēng is a term used to refer to old men who are not related to the speaker (i.e. not Grandpa, just some old guy). It's an obscure cultivar of medium-low oxidation. Contrary to its name it has a lively, envigorating Qi that could be called youthful--maybe that's how immortal old dudes feel all the time. Its profile is a balanced and sweet blend of fruity, creamy, and floral notes producing an overall effect reminiscent of saltwater taffy. There is also a sugar-sweet fragrance similar to cotton candy. A pleasing afterfragrance of toasted corn or barley on the exhale and a lingering cup fragrance of warm poundcake.