Vietnam Light Roast Jin Xuan High Mountain Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Orchid, Sweet, Toasted, Vegetal, Bamboo, Butter, Cream, Grass, Green Apple, Honeydew, Lettuce, Mineral, Pear, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Umami, Vanilla, Roasted nuts, Smooth, Thick
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 109 ml

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  • “5g leaf, 12 oz cup of hot (but not boiling water Steep 1: 45 seconds Lightly sweet, very light roast (but no char or bitterness associated with baked and heavily roasted oolongs). Some floral...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Work has been nuts this week. My job is rather physical and involves a lot of time spent outdoors, thus the unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing has required me to spend more time...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Steeped this up yesterday alongside the Thailand #12 Jin Xuan High Mountain Oolong Tea. They’re both about 20% oxidized or so, so I thought I would be fun to taste two high mountain jin xuans from...” Read full tasting note

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A smooth creamy oolong with a lingering taste, accentuated by a very light roast.

A great daily drinker, available at a fraction of the price of Taiwanese high mountain oolong due to it’s Vietnamese origin.

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5g leaf, 12 oz cup of hot (but not boiling water

Steep 1: 45 seconds
Lightly sweet, very light roast (but no char or bitterness associated with baked and heavily roasted oolongs). Some floral vegetal notes. I can definitely taste/smell orchid. Slight tannin and bitter flavours in the aftertaste, slightly drying in the mouth.

Steep 2: 1 minute
Sweeter, lighter, almost no toasted flavour (more like a jade oolong)

Flavors: Floral, Orchid, Sweet, Toasted, Vegetal

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Work has been nuts this week. My job is rather physical and involves a lot of time spent outdoors, thus the unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing has required me to spend more time working outside and less time indoors cleaning and doing paperwork. On the one hand, I love getting to move around and be out in the sun, but on the other hand, I no longer have the time or the freedom to sit down at my desk and pop off a tea review or two when no one else is around. Believe it or not, I am still at work, and this is the first opportunity I have had to just sit down, take a break, and do something for myself all day. With that in mind, I wanted to review something appealing and fairly easy, so I figured this tea would fit the bill. I finished a sample pouch of it last night and found it to be a very smooth, drinkable oolong, the type of tea that would be suitable for regular consumption.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a quick rinse, I steeped 6 grams of loose tea leaves in 4 ounces of 194 F water for 8 seconds. This infusion was chased by 13 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 10 seconds, 12 seconds, 16 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 found very light, creamy, fruity aromas. After the rinse, I started to get hints of orchid, daylily, and sugarcane with a much vaguer hint of butter. I could not tell that the first proper infusion yielded anything all that different on the nose. In the mouth, the liquor offered notes of cream, butter, orchid, and daylily backed by an unexpected broth/umami note. Subsequent infusions offered stronger floral notes, a slightly stronger umami presence, and emerging mineral, bamboo shoot, daylily shoot, lettuce, grass, spinach, green apple, pear, vanilla, seaweed, and honeydew notes. I also started to pick up sugarcane in the mouth on these infusions. The later infusions offered subtle notes of minerals, butter, cream, and sugarcane alongside fleeting traces of grass, orchard fruits, lettuce, and daylily shoots. I even thought I could pick up lingering bamboo shoot notes, but I may very well have been reaching.

If you are familiar at all with Jin Xuan oolongs, this tea will probably not offer any real surprises for you. It was a very smooth, subtle tea and the roast was incredibly light; in fact, I would even go so far as to say that it was barely perceptible. Due to the subtlety of the roast, I could see this tea going over well with many fans of high mountain oolongs since this tea came off far more like a jade oolong than anything to which a roast had been applied. The low price of this tea relative to its high quality also established it firmly as a potential daily drinking candidate. At this point, all I can say is that I enjoyed this tea, found it to be very good for what it was, and would have no qualms with ordering it again in the not too distant future.

Flavors: Bamboo, Butter, Cream, Floral, Grass, Green Apple, Honeydew, Lettuce, Mineral, Orchid, Pear, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Umami, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Steeped this up yesterday alongside the Thailand #12 Jin Xuan High Mountain Oolong Tea. They’re both about 20% oxidized or so, so I thought I would be fun to taste two high mountain jin xuans from different countries.

These fairly green leaves are tightly rolled and have a very sweet fragrance that evolves into a more roasted aroma after a quick wash. It steeps out to a very clear yellow liquor with a smooth texture and a sweet taste with hints of roasted nuts. I can tell the roast helps bring out the sweetness early in this one, and with subsequent steeps, the texture becomes thicker and the flavor more vegetal.

Got many good steeps out of this one before the flavor started fading, and the profile remained enjoyable throughout the entire session. Definitely has the potential to be a good daily drinker.

Flavors: Roasted nuts, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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