Premium Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tai Hua Gao Shan (Spring 2018)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Milk, Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Milk, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “As I’m sure many others are, I’m a sucker for milk oolong. I don’t even like milk very much, but there’s something about the sweet and creamy flavour and mouth-feel of this style of tea that makes...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Spring harvest Jin Xuan tea grown on Tai Hua Mountain in Anxi county of Fujian. Taiwanese Jin Xuan varietal tea growing at an altitude of 1100 meters is expertly hand-picked and processed in the traditional method.

The tea is lightly roasted to bring out it’s milk fragrance (nai xiang) and then steamed in milk to enhance the milk flavor further!

Very aromatic tea with a subtle but lasting taste.

Fujian grown Taiwan varietal!

Spring Harvested

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As I’m sure many others are, I’m a sucker for milk oolong. I don’t even like milk very much, but there’s something about the sweet and creamy flavour and mouth-feel of this style of tea that makes me very happy. I have not tried any milk oolong from Yunnan Sourcing before, but I have high hopes.

I used a 140ml teapot with 6 grams of tea and 90°C water, short steep times.

The first thing I noticed is thankfully the pungent milk aroma coming off the wet leaves and soup. Buttery, sweet, and not too floral. From experience, a good milk oolong has the same pungent flavour as it does aroma. I can happily report that this does indeed have a strong milky/buttery flavour, however it was more “green” tasting than expected (umami and vegetal). This is perhaps due to its growing conditions though? It’s a high elevation Taiwan tea and reminds me of other “jade” Taiwan oolongs I’ve tried. Not my favourite oolong flavour profile overall, but it is well-balanced with the milk. What’s nice and most notable about this batch is that the milk flavour does carry along for multiple brews, eventually tapering off, leaving the tea tasting like something between a typical oolong and green tea. Many milk oolongs that I’ve tried quickly taper off into a normal flavour profile, so in that sense this tea is superior.

In conclusion, this is a lovely milk oolong overall, especially for people who prefer more subdued floral notes. Unfortunately, it’s turned out to not be my favourite simply due to the green flavour profile. I much prefer floral, fruity, or roasted oolongs.

Flavors: Butter, Milk, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 140 ML

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