Jade Oolong (Huan Jin Gui)

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  • “Wow. I’m back home for the night, as Bec and Cara are out at the latest of the charity events Bec’s been organising. Of course I brought my Blue Lantern box with me, and decided not to feel guilty...” Read full tasting note

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While strictly speaking Jade Oolong (Huan Jin Gui) is not a Iron Goddess of Mercy (Ti Kuan Yin) Oolong but has the appearance of a superior Iron Goddess of Mercy (Ti Kuan Yin) and is manufactured the same way. Jade Oolong (Huan Jin Gui) is from Anxi region and is sometimes referred to simply as Anxi Oolong. Jade Oolong (Huan Jin Gui) has rich, sweet flavor and a long, pleasant finish. An exceptional Oolong Tea for its value.

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Wow. I’m back home for the night, as Bec and Cara are out at the latest of the charity events Bec’s been organising. Of course I brought my Blue Lantern box with me, and decided not to feel guilty trying a new one without Cara. Now I’m not so sure about that lack of guilt because this was fantastic. I know nothing about oolongs, having only ever had 4 of them, 2 dan congs which I really didn’t like at all, and 2 others which were rather bland, if not tasteless. So no real expectations. Dry, this smelled pleasantly green, but brewed, the smell blew me away. At first I was thinking a cross between jasmine and honeysuckle, but then it seemed much closer to magnolia – the grandiflora variety and that because of the lemony lift to the sweet floral. (I am totally talking real tree here, not perfume!) What I found fascinating was how well the disconnect worked between the very fragrant floral aroma and the on the sweet side of green, rather than a full-on kaley green, but not floral taste. On my third cup now, and it’s every bit as delicious as the first.

This could be the way Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolongs always are, and everyone more tea-savvy will be going “well, duh!”, but I’m still ticked at the idea of an Iron Goddess’s bashful sister tea. sil, is this a floral-tea hater’s almost-floral tea? :) I’d love to send you some to try!


If you get the chance try milky oolongs. I did not even particularly like milky oolongs, but it was a surprise! Well, Theodor´s fabulous milky oolong, which I went through really fast and turned out to be 15 euros very well spent and a bargain at the time – I will rebuy one of these days eventually, will send you some when I finally take that plunge!

No real milk involved at all.


You already got me intrigued by milky oolongs – or maybe just that milky oolong. I’ve been reading descriptions of a bunch of them, and loooot of variation. Well, that is stating the bl**dy obvious, I know!


:(( I could have sent you a couple to try if I had known you were interested. Oh well might be an excuse to send you another box sometime. :)) Glad to see you back posting.


It´s going to take me a while to take that plunge, since it will have to be a mail order and mail orders will have to be for a lot of things to make shipping worthwhile (or so my brain justifies itself!). But indeed I loved it – hoping I am not creating too much expectations!


Thanks to you both and no hurry on any milk oolongs! I’ve still got two other kinds of oolongs from this order to try – one a free sample. Seriously, 2 free samples, each 56g! One of those is the most expensive tea they sell, and a 56g free sample? Crazy generous!


hmmm sounds intriguing :) did i sent you any sloane oolong? or others? Probably not since you’re like me with that whole black tea thing but i can for sure send you some of that to try.


Eh, is “intriguing” code for possibly tempting or probably disgusting? :) You didn’t send me the Sloane oolong, and I’d love to try it, but no hurry at all. in fact, ‘no hurry’ is a ridiculous understatement!


Intriguing is yes ill try lol. :)


Excellent, sil! May be a while before I’m up to packaging and posting, but not TOO long a while.


No rush on my end. We ca. Always make a proper swap if you like since I’m sure there’s more that you’d like to try in my cupboard lol


Hee, might just be!

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