I went back to this with a higher leaf to water ratio. Perhaps it is that Jin Xuan is more subtle than Tie Guan Yin but my basis found this offering a bit lacking until I overleafed and oversteeped it. Of course, this is the 2017 harvest and I’m writing this in 2022. Though, I have tasted older Oolongs and they offered more flavor.

Once the leaves come out of their shell, they offer a savory vegetal note in flavor profile and smell. I’m going for one more session for a full review.

Flavors: Smooth, Sweet Corn, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I’m getting (back) into teas this year with my latest loose leaf revelation. Member of the Liquid Proust Discord server and enjoyer of all things cha qi.

Also enjoyed are all of the historical implications of tea culture, and the bountiful variety in teas of the world.
Take a moment to meditate with a cup in hand, and our world will seem clearer when the last sip leaves your cup!

My rating system is in honor of K.S.

90-100 Stellar, to be displayed proudly if shared with guests. Or just a tea that hits its mark well.
80-90 I enjoy this tea a lot, would purchase and drink it. Fine if it lives in the pantry
70-80 Above Average, would drink it and probably still buy if the mood struck me.
50-70 Average, I would still drink it when available.
0-50 I don’t care for this tea, and have no desire to care for it.



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