Li Shan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (梨山金萱)
- Region: Li Shan (Li Mountain / Pear Mountain) Area
- Harvest: 2022 Winter
- Availability: In Stock
This Jin Xuan milk oolong is from very high mountain area - Li Shan.
Li Shan area is the highest mountains in Taiwan. Li Mountain has altitude more than 2000 meter above sea level. Li Shan tea trees are grown in this cold and humid environment, making the tea leaf soft and with amazing fruit fragrance and taste.
This is very special and very limited kind of milk oolong. The uniqueness of milk oolong is that it has acquired "milky" flavor is not due to a chemical but due to natural processes.
Milk oolong from Li Shan has unique mountain flavor and taste is pretty and rich of flowers and plants aroma.
Leaves: delicately hand-rolled into small, green-yellow coloured balls.
Pleasing, smooth milk flavor with a buttery aftertaste.This unique feature cannot be found on the teas grown in low altitude areas.
You can use any kind of tea pot, but clay tea pot suits much better.
Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 2-3 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for three minutes before serving.
Boiling temperature – 85-95°C (185-205°F). You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times.
The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.
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