China Fujian Anxi 'Jin Xuan' Milk Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Coconut, Cream, Custard, Floral, Grass, Honeysuckle, Lettuce, Mango, Mineral, Narcissus, Orchid, Pear, Pineapple, Rice, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Vanilla, Fruity, Honey, Milk, Creamy, Flowers, Peach, Umami, Vegetal, Yogurt, Sweet, Tea, Toasted, Toasty, Thick, Butterscotch, Astringent, Bitter, Hay, Jasmine, Lychee, Perfume, Tangy
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 10 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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A Milk Oolong which derives its brilliant aroma and taste of mango and milk from a very gentle light roast designed to accentuate the milky mango profile coupled with a final steaming in milk.

Tasting Notes:
- Very smooth with no astringency
- Incredible aroma of mango and milk
- Well defined and pronounced mango and milk taste

Origin: Tai Hua mountain, Anxi, Fujian, China
Altitude: 1,500m
Harvest: Spring 2016
Cultivar: Jin Xuan
Sourced: From a specialist aged Chinese tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 85°C/185°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2 minutes

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28 Tasting Notes

80
335 tasting notes

This tea is very forgiving. I forgot about it while gong fuing it, and it was lovely as ever, not bitter! Not a milky as some I have had…though those probably had artificial ingredients. Beautiful full leaves. I like this tea on lazy days since Milk Oolongs have such a rebrewing power. I go for 10 rebrews. Saw another reviewer for 12!

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4592 tasting notes

I woke up this morning (not really morning since it was like 10:30) and was super tired. I wanted to make myself tea since I don’t think I have had actual tea in quite some time (either matcha smoothies or EG hot chocolates, but not a cup of tea). As I turned on the kettle, I thought I would go for a straight black tea but since the weather is getting warmer it was the drawer of greens, whites, and oolongs that caught my eye. I looked for what-cha and grabbed the first bag I saw…this tea. Okay, I guess it was meant to be an oolong morning.

This one is pretty good. It is really floral today but milky as well. It is reminding me of vanilla orchid, but with less vanilla pudding flavor. It is not a bad cup to sip as I work on exam prep. 3 down, 3 to go…

hawkband1

Good luck on your exams!

VariaTEA

Thank you!

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85
868 tasting notes

Even though it has been less than a week, it feels like forever since I have posted a review. Where have I been? I took some time off to visit friends in Lexington, KY. I am very likely moving there in a month or two. I guess I’ll have to change my Steepster name since I won’t be living in the eastern part of this state anymore. Anyway, despite the fact that I haven’t been posting, I have been drinking tea. Yes, the backlog is once again full. Yes, I still have notes from October I need to post. Getting back into the groove of regularly posting reviews, I wasn’t sure where to start, so I just randomly chose this tea. I finished a sample of it late last week. I found it to be a very nice milk oolong.

Naturally, I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a quick rinse, I steeped 6 grams of loose tea leaves in 4 ounces of 185 F water for 10 seconds. This infusion was chased by 12 subsequent infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 12 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, I noted aromas of cream, butter, and vanilla coming from the dry leaves. After the rinse, I noted an emerging custard scent. The first infusion began to reveal aromas of steamed rice, grass, and flowers. In the mouth, the liquor revealed delicate notes of cream, grass, butter, and vanilla with floral impressions that reminded me of daylily, Narcissus, and orchid. Subsequent infusions brought out the custard and steamed rice on the palate. I also found new notes of coconut milk, spinach, mango, pineapple, daylily shoots, pear, lettuce, sugarcane, minerals, seaweed, and honeysuckle. Later infusions mostly offered hints of cream, butter, steamed rice, lettuce, grass, spinach, minerals, and daylily shoots.

This was a much softer, subtler, more refined tea than I was expecting. The aromas and flavors were masterfully integrated. Nothing came off as being uneven or heavy-handed. Normally, I find flavored oolongs of this type to go way too heavy on the milkiness, but this one (thankfully) did not. Despite the fact that I would not turn to this over a good Taiwanese milk oolong or a traditional, unflavored Jin Xuan, I found it to be a very good tea. If you are into milk oolongs at all, this one is definitely worth a try.

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Cream, Custard, Floral, Grass, Honeysuckle, Lettuce, Mango, Mineral, Narcissus, Orchid, Pear, Pineapple, Rice, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Nooooooo, don’t change your Steepster name—be a rebel!

Teatotaler

One of my patients is from Harlan, Kentucky. She prides herself for being of “good Kentucky stock”. :)

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34 tasting notes

A fruity and well rounded milk oolong that rewards multiple steeps. Starts off very light, and gradually develops a very creamy mouthfeel.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Milk

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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100
6 tasting notes

When opening the package, the smell of the tea is a bit overpowering but i couldn’t take my nose off because it smells really good.

It has this coconut milk pudding smell that I love.

Usually the way I brew my tea is the Gong fu style. Once the tea it’s brewed the scent transfers to the liquour and the scent is not overpowering but very floral with a hint of coconut pudding.

In total, I love this tea and will buy it again.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Flowers, Mango, Milk

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 16 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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83
932 tasting notes

This scented Jin Xuan is slightly more nuanced and subdued than the other Milk Oolong I’m drinking alongside it. It distinctly and consistently smells and tastes of creamy mango pudding. Sometimes that mango morphs into peach yogurt, which is equally fun. The pink-orange stone fruits with cream vibe make for a nice springtime cup.

Oddly enough, I find this one to have a powdery texture, but that may be my relationship with those particular fruit notes.

Steep Count: 3

I had some roasted seaweed with the last cup and somehow that doubled the mango flavouring. Food pairings work in mysterious ways.

(2016 Spring Harvest)

Flavors: Cream, Floral, Mango, Peach, Umami, Vegetal, Yogurt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Why only an 80? For me, mango pudding is definitely a win. And then morphing into peach yogurt? Could it get any better?

CrowKettle

In a nutshell, a) the scented nature means it doesn’t resteep as well as I’d like and the flavours get static b) I don’t find myself wanting to drink it too often, c) it’s low on the reorder list, especially compared to the other amazing what-cha teas I’ve had.

But it is tasty, and I seem to like it more every time I drink it so I may tweak it. Ex- I started today preferring Teavivre’s milk oolong in a pinch, but now that I’m done I think I prefer how this one’s unique and less brutal flavouring progressed. This is my ongoing Steepster rating struggle and probably why no one should take me too seriously. XD

Daylon R Thomas

I remember it being on the light side Evol,especially compared to the Taiwaneese one, but I’m gonna double check.

Daylon R Thomas

Yeah, my note confirms it. I was debating on retrying it in my next What-Cha order, which is more than likely going to be A LOT of green oolongs with a few Darjeeling blacks.

CrowKettle

Yes! It’s currently the lightest scented jin xuan in my cupboard, which isn’t a bad thing but I was a tad underwhelmed when I tried it for the first time. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you both for unpacking that.

Totally feel your pain with the ongoing Steepster rating struggle, CrowKettle.

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10323 tasting notes

Sample from crowkettle this is a tasty milk oolong, but it’s nothing knock your socks off.

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85
795 tasting notes

4 minutes seems like too long of an infusion for this one.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 15 OZ / 450 ML

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100
2782 tasting notes

Another sipdown! It was just a sample, but still.
This was harvested spring 2015 from Tai Hua Mountain in Anxi, Jujian, China

I did 5 steeps of 225 mL hottish water (~90 *C) with 1 tsp leaves. Each steep was about 1-2 minutes.

This is a very sweet and creamy (milk/cream more so than salty/buttery). It was the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, grain/toasty, and umami. Not so much vegetal exactly (as in, not grassy), but with a greener or medium oxidation oolong flavour. This is my ideal oolong just because of the perfect balance between all of its aspects. I’ll be ordering this in my next what-cha order for sure. You can’t get any better than this.

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Milk, Sweet, Tea, Toasted, Toasty, Umami

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 225 ML

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356 tasting notes

Reordered this not too long ago. Though I’ve been appreciating darker oolongs most of the time lately, this is still my go to milk oolong.

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