Ali Shan Jin Xuan Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Vegetal, Creamy, Sweet
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec 3 g 7 oz / 207 ml

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  • “So, i just got an oz sample of this in my shipment from tealux today. I came home on lunch (at 2 am lol i work the graveyard shift) and there was my package of samples, sitting pretty for me to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tealux has two Jin Xuan oolongs: this one, and the “Milk Jin Xuan Taiwanese Oolong”. I’m not doing a head to head comparison today, just comparing this against my memory of the other one (which...” Read full tasting note
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“Ali Shan Jin Xuan Oolong are grown in the famous Ah-Li Mountains in Taiwan; at the elevation of 950 to 1000 meters. This special Ali Shan Jin Xuan variety is known for producing Oolong with a special fragrance and a very light creaminess.

The tightly rolled and even tea leaves seep to a yellowish green liquid and the taste spreads across the tongue and down the throat, creating a pleasant tea drinking experience. With multiple infusions, the brew does not lose any of its characteristics, staying good until the last drop.

Teas warm a soul from the inside out and when you sip upon Ali Shan Jin Xuan Oolong, your soul will thank you."

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So, i just got an oz sample of this in my shipment from tealux today. I came home on lunch (at 2 am lol i work the graveyard shift) and there was my package of samples, sitting pretty for me to find. The last 4 hours of work were difficult.

When i open the bag, all i can think of is NORI. Yes, roasted seaweed… and i immediately have a flash back to my first experience with an oolong, a bad sample that smelled and tasted like raw seaweed… and nothing els. But trying to be brave, i load my standard 2 tsp into my now trusty little 4 oz glass gaiwan, heat up some water, and steep for 30 seconds at 195, increasing steep times by 15 seconds every infusion.

Now, i have to say this… i really, REALLY wanted to fall in love with this tea… all of the reviews i have ever read on milk oolongs have been spectacular. Based on what apparently everyone gets from this tea, this was exactly what i am looking for in a tea. Sadly, reality isnt always kind to us :(

The color of the nectar was of a clear, light jade. If i wouldnt have known better, i would have thought this was a beautiful, crystal clear green tea. It tasted VERY lightly vegital, with a simple sweetness to it, sorry i dont really know how to describe it. It was quite smooth, and easy to drink, and the sweet taste lingers in your mouth for a LONG time. But it was boring. Boring enough that i honestly cant even describe the taste any better for you guys, and i have no desire to infuse more to be able to describe it.

I can see how alot of people would like this tea. I WISH i do too. But for how light this flavor is, and with how it failed to catch my attention, i have to stick with Silver Needle. I only hope this isnt a trend for me with oolongs… i have heard alot of good things about them, and i really hope i can find ecleast one i like.

Flavors: Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
Christie Lee

Tealux (now Tealyra) has four Milk Oolong Varieties, this is definitely the lightest of them all. I recommend Milk Jin Xuan Taiwanese, or Milk Jin Xuan Supreme for the ultimate luxurious milk oolong. :)

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Tealux has two Jin Xuan oolongs: this one, and the “Milk Jin Xuan Taiwanese Oolong”. I’m not doing a head to head comparison today, just comparing this against my memory of the other one (which I’ve had, and enjoyed, several times). Dry, these leaves smell much more natural – vegetal and a bit sweet, but none of the candy-like fragrance of the other one (which I continue to believe must be flavoured). Brewed, this is also less over-the-top milky sweet, and more like just a regular unroasted greenish oolong. There’s a definite sweetness to the aftertaste and creaminess to the mouthfeel that I believe is supposed to be characteristic of this varietal. It’s very pleasant to drink, but I’m not finding it particularly interesting, if that makes any sense.

Flavors: Creamy, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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