Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

60
Percentile
3 ratings
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Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Milky Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

Mild floral aroma. Buttery, delicate vegetal character. Soothing, clean aftertaste.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Wow, this is quite a different tea from any others I've tried. Its flavor is at once vegetal, silky, savory, and a little salty. It's almost broth-like in its flavor and texture, but far more smooth. It tastes like a tea that would be good in the winter when you're craving something substantial and comforting, but not in a sugary way. It's good, but definitely a tea to save for when you're in just the right mood for it.

Update: In those moments, this tea is perfect. Totally satisfying, high quality tea. :-) Tastes even better if left warming to thicken up a bit.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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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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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is heady and sweet with strong notes of orchid that fade into vegetal. Brewed the aroma of the leaves are still very sweet and floral with an underlying woody note.

The first steep is mild and sweet with subtle tastes. The second steep is much more intense with notes of vegetal and a sweet aftertaste. The third steep was mostly vegetal with herbal notes. A very enjoyable tea.


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