Alishan Jin Xuan High Mountain Winter Oolong Tea, Lot 597

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Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Sweet
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8 g

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  • “Why do I keep doing this to myself? I have not updated my notes in a week, meaning I am now over 100g in tea and tisanes behind in logging here, and I didn’t even take notes on all those things as...” Read full tasting note

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The name Jin Xuan refers to a specific tea varietal developed by the Taiwan Research and Experiment Station (TRES) dedicated to the improvement of the tea industry of Taiwan. Jin Xuan teas are satisfying teas to drink as they offer good amplitude in texture and taste. With mild floral notes, they have the greatest potential for sweetness with hints of exotic fruit. Teas elaborated with Jin Xuan leaves has a particularly creamy texture with a distinctive milky smoothness and sweetness. Our Alishan Jin Xuan is a very good example of how this strand has contributed to the characteristic high mountain oolong taste. It has the typical green, crisp pastoral notes with hints of mountain flowers that charms the nose. The palate will immediately be pleased by the ample milky texture and taste that evokes fresh buttered green vegetables with hints of sweetness. All in all, it is a very satisfying cup that bears the characteristic generous qualities of high mountain teas at a very affordable price. Our Winter 2016 offering comes from Longyanlin village which is reputed for its generously fragrant teas. Furthermore, this Lot 597 has a very pleasant thickness to it!

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Why do I keep doing this to myself? I have not updated my notes in a week, meaning I am now over 100g in tea and tisanes behind in logging here, and I didn’t even take notes on all those things as I was drinking. Meh.

Fortunately, I did take some notes for this one, though they’re not very detailed. I drank this last Thursday. 8 grams in the gaiwan, the usual, though I may have remembered this day that I need to keep the water a bit cooler when doing these greener oolongs. I think water being too hot may have funked up some of my other recent sessions.

Anyhow. Nice, rolled green leaves that produced a pale yellow liquor. Coconut milk flavor up front, which I found quite interesting and appreciable! I’m a huge fan of just about anything coconut—coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut shavings, coconut water, coconut slices…you get the idea. This was very different from what I am used to getting out of the jin xuan cultivar, as it has always been more of a dairy-milk-esque experience for me in the past. Coconut milk led to a fruity body flavor, which complemented it well. I don’t think I got much flavor evolution out of this one beyond that, as my next tasting notes for it are from revisiting the same leaves on Friday.

Reusing the same leaves produced a more pronounced milky flavor the next day and a very distinct up front sweetness. This was nice overall, but I’ll need to spend some more time with it to get a better feel for it.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
8 g

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