Tea: Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

A Milky Oolong from Eco-Cha

Picture of Jin Xuan Oolong Tea
Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Milky Oolong
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:3 View All
Product page:Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

Review of Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 103 of 52 of 563 of 100
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A buttery-smooth oolong that was pleasing, but I thought a bit boring. I'm not familiar with Jin Xuan (other than reading about it), so it may be that I'm just not a fan of this varietal.

Dry leaf is not very aromatic, but the brewed cup is more so.

Buttery and vegetably, with a smooth, silky texture. The aroma reminds me a little of sappy tropical plant stems, but it's more like straight butter or buttered vegetables.

Easily brews three infusions; later ones seem a bit crisper and a little less buttery in aroma, but still super smooth in texture.

I found this tea very pleasant but a little uninteresting. It was less aromatic and seemed less rich and warming than the other teas I've tried from Eco-Cha so far, and compared to other Taiwanese high mountain oolongs, it seemed less floral.

Experimenting with brewing affected the strength of the cup but little else--this tea seems to have a similar overall character regardless of how much leaf I use and how long I steep it. As an upside, that makes it very easy to brew.

Cheaper than some of the other Eco-cha offerings, but I would not buy this tea at this price. I don't particularly value smoothness in teas--I'd rather get a tea that was a bit harsher and edgier, but had a richer and more interesting aroma and flavor.

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