My wife and I have been fans of Jin Xuan (milk) oolong teas since the first time we tried one. With a little research, I found that many (if not most) of the milk oolong products sold in the U.S. are actually oolong tea leaves flavored with milk, cream, or butter flavoring. I began searching for only pure, unflavored, natural Jin Xuan (TTES 12) products.
Obviously the first Jin Xuan products that I tried came from Taiwan, the original birthplace of Jin Xuan, and many were truly wonderful. I tried some from China and Vietnam, as well. However, this Jing Shuan Oolong Tea from Thai Tea Suwirun Garden in northern Thailand has taken my Jin Xuan preferences by storm.
The leaves are allowed to oxidize to 50%, permitting both the floral and fruity scents and tastes to develop. The natural scent and taste of sweet cream, and the milky texture that Jin Xuan is recognized for, combine with the fruity and floral flavors to create a truly well rounded, medium bodied Jin Xuan tea. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of this tea is the potent floral essence that is left on the breath after finishing.
If you are a fan of Jin Xuan, give this Jing Shuan Thai Oolong Tea a chance, and see how far the tea masters of Thailand have come to compete with the better known producers of Jin Xuan oolong tea.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cream, Flowers, Peach