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2013 Winter Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (金萱)

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Jin Xuan milk oolong comes from Meishan township, which situated on the back side of Ali Mountain. This tea is classic example of excellent milk oolong. The uniqueness of this tea is that it has acquired "milky" flavor is not due to a chemical but due to natural processes.

Winter 2013 was rather cold and with a lot of rains. Cold weather is good for tea grow and rains make tea leaves more rich.

2013 winter oolong is very good in taste.

Leaves: delicately hand-rolled into small, green-yellow coloured balls

Taste

Pleasing, smooth milk flavor with a buttery aftertaste. You can feel light rough, which mellows into a very nice, full sensation on the back of the tongue.

Brewing

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 (185-203°F). You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times.

The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.

Additional information

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can 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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