JinXuan is also known as milk oolong for its milky fragrance and taste. Expect heavy body and tastes that are floral with a slight peachy sweetness, the mouthfeel is very substantial and creamy. While flavoring is sometimes added to JinXuan tea to accentuate the milk flavor, this is most often done with lesser-quality and low altitude tea. Our High Mountain Jin Xuan is just that; grown at an elevation well over 1,500 meters in the misty mountains of Taiwan's interior. We have not flavored this tea in any way, one sip will convince the most discerning tea enthusiast that it is unnecessary.
Jin Xuan was created in 1981 by Taiwan's Tea Research and Experimentation Station under the experimental code name 2027. It was popularized because of it's golden liquor, buttery mouthfeel, and overwhelming notes of sweet cream. Good for four infusions. JinXuan is known for its creamy flavors but only proper brewing techniques will bring out those notes. Lower temperatures produce cream notes; higher temperatures bring out more floral qualities.
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 87°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.
This tea is produced at LonxFengXia of SunLinkSea(Also spelled ShanLinXi), located in ZhuShan township of Nantou County. LongFengXia’s e...from $13.00
This tea is produced at LonxFengXia of SunLinkSea(Also spelled ShanLinXi), located in ZhuShan township of Nantou County. LongFengXia’s elevation is 1,800 meters at its highest point; the winding mountain roads leading up to this tea region are cloudy and misty all year around. We would describe it as breath-taking and...
For this tea, we set aside a prime piece of land in the mountains of Taiwan, at 1,600 meters above sea level. No sprays or pesticides an...from $12.00
For this tea, we set aside a prime piece of land in the mountains of Taiwan, at 1,600 meters above sea level. No sprays or pesticides and no chemical fertilizers were used on or around the garden, to return the land to its natural state. Because of the old fashioned...
This tea was grown in Nantou county, Taiwan. The elevation of the garden is 1,400 meters above sea level, well above the requirement to ...$15.00
This tea was grown in Nantou county, Taiwan. The elevation of the garden is 1,400 meters above sea level, well above the requirement to qualify as a true high mountain tea, “gaoshan cha”. The notes are predominantly floral with a slightly vegetal taper. The subtle flavor is definitely best enjoyed...