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