Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Grass, Vegetal, Cream, Fruity, Milk, Sweet
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 7 g 9 oz / 253 ml

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  • “I wasn’t sure what people meant when they described teas – specifically oolong – as “milky”. I get it now. The feel of this oolong is similar to that of sweet cream. A mild and very pleasant tea,...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “Received a small sample. When people describe an oolong as “milky” I now know what they mean, because this has a perfect flavor/feel of sweet cream. However, it’s not sweet, in the way that a...” Read full tasting note
    82
  • “Not a bad tea at all. Very mild grassy flavour, didn’t get bitter after three steeps (1, 2, and 2 minutes at just under boiling). Tasty, but not enough to make me buy more.” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “I’ve had this sample kicking around for a while, I made it grandpa style. This is pretty good jin xuan. It is milky, a bit buttery, sweet, and lingering floral aftertaste. The texture is lip balmy...” Read full tasting note

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Known to some as milk oolong, around here we think of Alishan Jin Xuan as our dreamy, creamy oolong. An elegant tea with a refined, subtle taste, Alishan Jin Xuan’s fruity and floral aromas complement its smooth, milky mouth feel.

Only oolongs from this particular region, grown on the foggy Alishan mountainside, produce the creamy, milky qualities found in Alishan Jin Xuan—and since the leaves are naturally flavored, it’s all done without the addition of artificial flavors or chemicals. Alishan’s unique origins also account for a flavor profile that is delicate and nuanced—never strong or overbearing. A little bit like a beautiful woman: subtle, inviting. Alishan is lightly oxidized and unroasted.

Alishan Jin Xuan turns a light golden color after it is steeped, and its natural creamy and fruity notes develop immediately. Aftertaste is naturally sweet. You’ll want it to linger.

Tea leaves are bright green and come curled into balls.

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15 Tasting Notes

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I wasn’t sure what people meant when they described teas – specifically oolong – as “milky”. I get it now. The feel of this oolong is similar to that of sweet cream.

A mild and very pleasant tea, this sample was a gift from a steepster friend. I detect lightly grassy and floral notes – more vegetal than fruity.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 177 ML
ashmanra

I love milk oolong. I need to order Premium Silky Green from Bird Pick Tea for you and the missus to try. It smells exactly like buttered popcorn. They sell it as a green but we steepsterites are sure it is actually a milk oolong.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, milk oolongs are special.

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61 tasting notes

Received a small sample. When people describe an oolong as “milky” I now know what they mean, because this has a perfect flavor/feel of sweet cream. However, it’s not sweet, in the way that a jasmine tea leaves a floral impression of sweetness. Instead it’s mild and round, like peaches and cream, or oatmeal and honey.

Flavors: Cream

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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570 tasting notes

Not a bad tea at all. Very mild grassy flavour, didn’t get bitter after three steeps (1, 2, and 2 minutes at just under boiling). Tasty, but not enough to make me buy more.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1265 tasting notes

I’ve had this sample kicking around for a while, I made it grandpa style.

This is pretty good jin xuan. It is milky, a bit buttery, sweet, and lingering floral aftertaste. The texture is lip balmy slick. It grandpas quite well and it didn’t get bitter on me. Gorgeous big leaf too!

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609 tasting notes

[Backlog] – I adore Jin Xuan oolong teas. If you find the right one, you can get everything from leafy and green to peachy and creamy flavors in just one cup! Plus, the leaves are usually champs with resteeping so you do get more cups of tea for your money. This particular Jin Xuan is natural, according to Tea Ave, and lacks any sort of artificial flavors or additives. I don’t mind a flavored oolong tea, but there is something so beautiful about a natural oolong that can offer such an incredible range of flavors.

These tea leaves produce a lovely golden cup with just a hint of green. The first sips offer beautiful milky notes which linger and softly transition into a leafy finish. I also taste salted sweet cream butter and just a hint of mango. There is a slight drying sensation on the tongue, but the lovely creamy start keeps you coming back for more. Oh so delicious!

I can definitely say that this is one of my favorite Jin Xuan oolongs I’ve tried. It’s creamy, sweet and milky – just what I needed! I have a feeling that further infusions will bring out even more interesting flavors, but I will have to save that for another time. If you’re looking for a natural Jin Xuan oolong, this is a great place to start. It’s certainly worth the price, plus Tea Ave’s packaging and presentation are simply wonderful.

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818 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample in my last order. I didn’t specify which samples I wanted, and Tea Ave was awesome in selecting only one repeat, even though I’ve had a lot of their teas!

As usual, Tea Ave never disappoints! This is a silky, milky, fresh oolong. Love it!

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627 tasting notes

This is nuanced and delicious – to me it tasted equal measures of creamy, floral, and fruity. Very balanced, and I enjoyed this sample a lot.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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889 tasting notes

Thank you to Tea Ave for the generous samples! I used the aroma cup they sent me to try this one! I love it :3 The flavor is nice! It’s sweet, floral, and it has a milky creaminess to it. It has a slight veggie broth taste to it, too. Overall I really liked this oolong!

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Such a smooth and elegant tea. Light, refreshing and with the fruity floral aroma and flavor that is so particular to teas from this region. Brilliant. :)

Flavors: Floral, Fruity

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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759 tasting notes

So, I decided to make this tonight. This comes from TEA AVE as a sample gift set that had three samples of oolong, and an aroma cup set, plus a few extra goodies. It was all a very generous sample and gift set…so thank you so much Heidi! I attempted to use my aroma cup set for this, but as I don’t have an actual tea pot, pouring the tea into the aroma cup proved challenging, as it is tall but very narrow. I think the set is lovely….the white cups and the oak tray are stunning, but maybe a bit too fancy for me? I have a tea pot in mind though, so I’ll try this all again when I get that.

Onto the tea now. So I chose this one tonight, and the leaves are very dark green, and very tightly rolled. I used my bamboo spoon, which I assume is 1-1.5 tsp. I used oiling water like they said, and did a 2 minute steep (recommended 1-3), and then I improvised getting the tea into the aroma cup and then into the drinking cup. I did definitely get a nice smell from the cup, but I am a little stuffed up today…so I’m not confident I got the whole experience.

In the cup, the liquor was very pale yellow, and the contrast with this and the white cup almost made it look milky. The leaves after steeping grew an inane amount, and even more the second steep, and were an amazing dark green, almost resembling steamed spinach.

As for the taste, it is quite light, with a slight sweet (butter) creaminess, and saliva inducing quality, but also a little brothy too. I took this one plain, without sugar, and for some reason, these kind of oolongs I can do that with, and it’s fine. But…I have to be in the mood for a more savoury and broth tea. I did get a little oil at the top of the brew, which does not bother me.

Although I’m not that great at pointing out a lot of subtle aspects in tea flavours, but I do try, I would say that this is a great tea for a novice as well as an expert.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CrowKettle

This oolong sounds so good. I think I got to try it as a base for the ginger lily oolong, but I’m looking forward to picking up this fragrance-free one when Tea Ave’s site goes up. :)

Plunkybug

It was. I have another serving of it left. I want to try the oriental beauty and osmanthus to see how it compares to the osmanthus I got in LA.

Teaave

Hey Amariel, thanks for trying our oolong samples. If you don’t mind, we would like to invite you back to our site and rate the oolongs you’ve tried when you have a minute, it will help us a lot :) Cheers.

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