JinXuan, which translates to "golden daylily", 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.