Jin Xuan (Milk Oolong)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Floral, Grass, Hay, Melon, Peach, White Grapes, Astringent, Butter, Caramel, Creamy, Custard, Spinach, Strawberry, Vanilla, Jasmine, Pineapple, Cream, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Sadly this tea is 1-2 years old and I believe it’s no longer in its prime. Still a very good tea but it’s time to finish it up (I have ~30g left). 6g in 150ml Chaozhou Hongni pot (which might...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “Sipdown. Had 10g or so and dumped them all in my 5oz ‘fu-pot. It was fun to have these flavors more pronounced than usual. I burned through this bag pretty quickly — there is comfort and such...” Read full tasting note
    92

From Red Blossom Tea Company

Jin Xuan, meaning “Golden Lily” in Chinese, is a relatively new Formosa varietal developed by Taiwan’s Tea Research and Extension Station in the early 1980s. The cultivar is the end result of nearly four decades of cross-breeding of several Formosa varietals to yield a tea that is distinct in character from the traditional cultivars of our Alishan, Lishan and Tung Ting.

Our Jin Xuan comes from a high elevation garden on Alishan. Hand-gathered in May, this Spring crop has a bright floral character with an undercurrent of rich buttercream and peaches.

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Sadly this tea is 1-2 years old and I believe it’s no longer in its prime. Still a very good tea but it’s time to finish it up (I have ~30g left).

6g in 150ml Chaozhou Hongni pot (which might explain why the aroma is more muted)
Wet leaf smells strongly sweet, fruit like grapes, honey peach and melon, florals, and a creamy fragrance that is not quite milk but maybe like a cantaloupe-flavoured soda / sugary milk drink?

1st infusion: 88˚C, 0:30
Liquor colour is almost white. Very light, not much flavour or sweetness coming through, slightly astringent. When cooled down it was significantly sweeter and balanced.
Rating: 85

2nd infusion: 88˚C, 0:30
Slight grassiness and hay now. Also a bit of minerality like I imagine I’m drinking water from a sweet mountain spring. Sweet and long aftertaste on the tongue.
Rating: 88

3rd infusion: 91˚C, 0:45
All that’s left is the florals, but damn they’re gorgeous. More astringency now, but it’s a lively dryness on the tongue, not unpleasant.
Rating: 87

4th infusion: 95˚C, 1:00
Liquor is more a gorgeous pale gold colour now, but almost more white than yellow. Still lovely mouthfeel.

Flavors: Floral, Grass, Hay, Melon, Peach, White Grapes

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Sipdown. Had 10g or so and dumped them all in my 5oz ‘fu-pot. It was fun to have these flavors more pronounced than usual. I burned through this bag pretty quickly — there is comfort and such delicacy here that it’s an easy pick when I’m standing in front of the cupboard. I’m looking forward to poking my way through Jin Xuans from other sources, but I’ll be back here eventually.

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Vegetal

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