Fragrant Jade Jin Xuan Organic White Tea, Lot 514

Tea type
White Tea
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Flavors
Caramel, Creamy, Fruity, Malt, Nutty, Sweet, Butter, Dried Fruit, Grapefruit, Muscatel, Sugar, Toasty, Toffee, Umami, Vegetal
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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  • “I finally tried this out western. I let it steep for a minute and the brew was balanced and refreshing. Had a little bit of a lemon thing going on with a slightly buttery body. I do not think it...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve had this tea sitting for two months unopened. So finally got around to trying it out today. This tea is AMAZING!!! When I opened the bag the fragrance of the tea was sooo good. Kind of a bit...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Well, if you’re a milk oolong lover or a lover of strange and rare teas, you’re in for a thrill. Just read the description of this tea on its Steepster page, taken from the Taiwan Tea Crafts...” Read full tasting note
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From Taiwan Tea Crafts

This is undoubtedly a one of kind tea. First, it is a white tea made from a Taiwanese cultivar, the Jin Xuan T-12, that was transplanted into Chinese soil in Huangshan, Anhui, China – one of the most prestigious tea terroirs of China. Secondly it is made by a Taiwanese Tea Master with over 50 years experience on both sides of the Straight of Taiwan and is renowned to be a pioneer of organic tea farming in China. Finally, it is a unique and rewarding tea drinking experience: unique as it is possibly the first white tea of its kind with a unique palette of aromas and taste that evokes First Flush Darjeelings to Taiwanese High Mountain Teas. It is rewarding because it is as much an easy-going flowing and refreshing tea as it is also a tea of substance and character to intrigue the senses and invite us to drink more and more. A truly pleasant surprise and one that will not last long in our catalogue. Get some while it last as we could only smuggle a very small quantity into Taiwan. Smuggle is not an euphemism here as Mainland Chinese teas do not enter without “issues” into Taiwan… For that reason, this tea is only offered in 25 g and 50 g formats due to the very limited quantity we can offer.

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4 Tasting Notes

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I finally tried this out western. I let it steep for a minute and the brew was balanced and refreshing. Had a little bit of a lemon thing going on with a slightly buttery body. I do not think it will change to much. If it does, the note will probably only have a few sentences. Light overall, but so good on this Easter morning. To think that my Birthday was yesterday on the year of my graduation, and that I was born on the day before Easter in 1995. There’s a symmetry to life right now that I’m going to enjoy.

Evol Ving Ness

Happy birthday to you, Daylon!

mrmopar

Happy birthday! Belated .

Daylon R Thomas

Thank you both!

Evol Ving Ness

Numerous birthday tea parcels on the way, I hope. :)
Because birthdays require lightening up on the firm control, right?

Daylon R Thomas

Lol yeah. I’m waiting on the Regional Oolong Group Buy before I get any more tea. I’ve actually tightened my control for some, and for very specific teas in the future.

Evol Ving Ness

You and me both. I’ve been tricking myself into thinking I have far less tea than I do by keeping it in various locations. Yeah, you can’t play that game forever.

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I’ve had this tea sitting for two months unopened. So finally got around to trying it out today.

This tea is AMAZING!!!

When I opened the bag the fragrance of the tea was sooo good. Kind of a bit like a black tea, a bit like a green, fruity and fresh. I couldn’t stop sniffing it.

I brewed this at 80C for 2 min. I usually brew my whites at 90. Some use 70C. I figured I would change things up and go inbetween.

First infusion was intoxicating. Sweet and creamy (like in the Jin Xuan oolongs), with a fruity flavour (a bit like grape) and slightly malty. The sweetness was not overly strong but it had caramel notes. There was a little fruity tang to it too. I also got nutty notes like in green tea.

2nd infusion was more caramel and fruit. Less creamy/nutty.

There were elements of this tea that was like black, then white, and then green. What a unique tea! Glad I bought this one!

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Fruity, Malt, Nutty, Sweet

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Well, if you’re a milk oolong lover or a lover of strange and rare teas, you’re in for a thrill. Just read the description of this tea on its Steepster page, taken from the Taiwan Tea Crafts website.

I love milk oolong and white tea is my favorite type so this seemed like a no-brainer for me. Already, right out of the bag, the leaves are incredibly fragrant. I’m reminded of another aroma that is really familiar but I can’t put my paw on it. It’s a dried fruit aroma of some sort… maybe dried bananas or dried papaya. After the leaves sit in a warm gaiwan they have a really nice nutty aroma. I am so perplexed by the aroma of the wet leaves after the first infusion. They have so much going on, I can hardly describe it. It’s very aromatic… with notes of buttery vegetal and green bean that remind of Chinese green teas coming off the leaves, while the inside of the gaiwan lid smells more fruity.

The tea liquid itself smells creamy, sweet, and nutty, with hints of cooked fruit. The taste is rich and buttery in a similar way to a traditional rolled Jin Xuan oolong. There are rich vegetal flavors, and a very long and flavorful finish. The body is really thick and heavy on the tongue, and the tea leaves your mouth really wet and salivating afterwards due to the recurring flavor and sweetness.

The second infusion is a little more vegetal than the first. There are tiny notes of muscatel grape in the background. There’s a pretty rich nutty flavor, a bit of tanginess, almost grapefruit-like, and a lasting sweetness. It’s also got a good deal of savory/umami flavor.

By the third infusion, I’m tasting more of a muscatel grape note that reminds of first-flush Darjeeling (just like their description says). There are background notes with that mountain vegetation kind of taste that I get from a lot of high mountain oolongs. As the tea cools I’m tasting grapefruit as well.

Fourth infusion has confounded my expectation. I’m tasting toasted sugar primarily, while all the other notes mentioned before blend harmoniously in the background.

Fifth infusion has a lot of the same toasted sugar taste, even a bit caramely or like toffee. Aside from that, it is much like the fourth.

I have to say I’m completely impressed by this tea, and very glad I picked some up. I don’t know how I could know of this tea and not do so! Major compliments to the people who produced this amazing tea.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Creamy, Dried Fruit, Grapefruit, Muscatel, Sugar, Sweet, Toasty, Toffee, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec
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You got my attention with this one!

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