Thanks so much, CharlotteZero, for a sample of this one. This is a nice switch from the charcoal-like oolong I had earlier today. I don’t think I’ve ever had two oolongs in a day before! This one is nice, but it doesn’t really have a full flavor. I tastetested before the three minute steep was over, and that is when the most milky sweet flavor was present. But steeping for three minutes turns it into a typical but mild tasting oolong. The second steep had even less flavor… maybe it has just been stored in a sandwich bag for too long or something. (I still prefer this to the charcoal oolong.) I really hate the idea that I’m not giving teas a fair review because of something not for the fault of the tea.. like not being stored in the best way possible or it not being a brand new tea. I guess that’s the reason for tasting notes and Steepster in general though!
Organic Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Dong Ding Oolong
Origin: Zhu Shan, Nantou County, Taiwan.
Type: Loose Oolong tea.
Production Date: During October and November, 2011.
Jin Xuan Oolong milk Oolong tea is a pale yellow—gold when infused. Its smell is intriguing, particular and almost buttery. Its flavor is the same: a buttery, ever so slightly sweet flavor with a subtle aftertaste that coats the back of your throat and stays with you a while as you go about your business. This particular tea leaf was produced by farmers who placed in the top third in the category of Oolong.
Brewed color: Yellow—gold.
Flavor: Buttery, ever so slightly sweet.
Aftertaste: Pleasant, lingering, coating the back of your throat.
Number of infusions: 2 to 3 teaspoons in 4 to ounces of water (depends on your taste).
Preparation: For best results, use mineral water that has just come to a boil (wait a moment and then pour over the leaves).