Jin Xuan is also known as Milk Oolong for its milky fragrance and taste. This crop is medium bodied and tastes of sweet cream/milk, peaches, and biscuits. While edible flavoring is sometimes added to Jin Xuan tea to accentuate the milk flavor, this is most often done with lesser-quality, low altitude tea. This particular crop contains no flavoring or additives.
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 4+ infusions.
Other names: TT #12, var. 2027, Jing Xuan, Milk Oolong, Jing Hsuan, etc. 金萱茶王
Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia
Water: 6 oz.; 190-206°F
Suggested Serving Size: 3-5 grams
Steep Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
Jin Xuan is known for its creamy flavors but only proper brewing techniques will bring out those notes. Temperatures under 200 degrees will produce notes of sweet cream; temperatures above 200 bring out more floral qualities.
We recommend you use 5-6 grams of tea and water at 195 degrees. Steep for 2-3 minutes depending on preference. Halve the steep time on the 2nd infusion and gradually increase steep time in 30 second increments for subsequent infusions.