This style of tea, Jin Xuan, also called Milk Tea was developed in Taiwan in the 1980s when they tried to make a soft and creamy tea. This cultivar, #12, is a result of that development. This version is flavored. The unflavored version of Jin Xuan we call Butter Oolong and it is found here.
As the only flavored tea we offer, we can vouch for the serious love this tea gets from our customers. Mixed with natural milk candy confectioners flavor, the tea has a buttery, creamy flavor and a smooth, full texture.
Grown: Wushe, Nantou, Taiwan
Organic: No – Conventional
Dry Aroma: Buttery and Sweet Earthy Tones
Tasting Notes: Butter and Mild Nutty Tones with a Creamy Smooth Finish
Brewing Suggestion: We like this tea best in a teapot when we used 1-2 teaspoons (3-4 grams) of tea first brewed for 1-2 minutes. The tea leaves are compact but grow very large as they unfurl, make sure to leave room for this in your vessel, bag, or gaiwan. For gaiwan brewing, we recommend no more than 45-60 seconds for your first brew.
Experiment and let us know how you liked it best!