Taiwan Light Charcoal Roasted 'Jin Xuan' Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Almond, Baked Bread, Butter, Char, Charcoal, Cookie, Creamy, Floral, Graham Cracker, Grain, Honey, Oats, Roast Nuts, Vegetal, Zucchini
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 5 oz / 147 ml

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  • “Backlog, and thank you Alistair! I was wanting to try this one for a while. So it’ a fun and very balanced light roast. I gong fu’d it in 150 ml, 185-190 F, time increments: 15, 45, 30, 55, 45, 60,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Brewing tea aroma notes: barley, baked bread, mineral Brewed tea leaf aroma notes: smoked honey, campfire, roasted aubergine Brewed tea aroma notes: corn, roasted charcoal, mild milk Tea flavour...” Read full tasting note
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A thick creamy Jin Xuan oolong which has undergone a light Charcoal roast which accentuates the tea’s creamy sweet quality. The tea only has faint roasted quality due to the skilled light roast.

Tasting Notes:
- Creamy smooth texture
- Sweet taste with gentle florals

Harvest: Winter, November 2019
Baked: March 2020

Origin: Ping Ding, Nantou county, Taiwan
Altitude: 650-780m
Farmer: Mr. Xu
Roaster: Mr. Chang
Sourced: Specialist Taiwanese wholesaler

Cultivar: Jin Xuan (TTES #12)
Oxidisation: 15-20%
Roast Level: Light (2-3)
Picking: Hand

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 1-2 minutes

Packaging: Non-resealable vacuum-sealed bag packaged in Taiwan

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1313 tasting notes

Backlog, and thank you Alistair! I was wanting to try this one for a while.

So it’ a fun and very balanced light roast. I gong fu’d it in 150 ml, 185-190 F, time increments: 15, 45, 30, 55, 45, 60, 90, 2 min, 3 min, guess work….. you get the gist.

The charcoal was noticeable, but it’s not really distinct until the fourth steep. The roast is still present, and it combines with the florals in a cooked veggie/ buttery honey graham cracker note. The graham cracker profile continues until steep three with some florals, creamy texture, and almond nutty roastiness. Fourth steep is kinda like light roast coffee with some caramel in flavor/texture, and then some healthy amount of browning char. Later steeps are more like cooked vegetables and floral, mainly honeysuckles and grain accenting it.

I personally enjoyed trying this one. I would have really like this when I was first getting into tea, and it’s like a more balanced and creamy light roast Tie Guan Yin’s I’ve had, but better. I don’t think I’d reach for it due to my annoying snobby preference (the 2015 Qilan….soooooooo goooooood), but it’s a really nice light roast that is far from boring that I’d recommend for more intermediate drinkers.

Flavors: Almond, Baked Bread, Butter, Char, Charcoal, Cookie, Creamy, Floral, Graham Cracker, Grain, Honey, Oats, Roast Nuts, Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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836 tasting notes

Brewing tea aroma notes: barley, baked bread, mineral
Brewed tea leaf aroma notes: smoked honey, campfire, roasted aubergine
Brewed tea aroma notes: corn, roasted charcoal, mild milk
Tea flavour notes: roasted vegetables

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp

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