Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Zi Chun Tea Co.
This is a lightly roasted, organic, hand picked oolong. This 100% natural tea has a subtle milk aroma & taste, unique to the jinxuan varietal tea pant, but contain no essence or flavoring.
This particular tea leaf was produced by farmers who were award 3rd place in Taiwan’s oolong tra category. It is an MOA organic certificated tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
As I’ve said before, I do love Oolong, but, I have to admit that milk Oolong is not my favorite. I know that it is many people’s favorite, but, I’d select an Ali Shan or even a magnolia Oolong over a milk Oolong. But that is not to say that I dislike milk Oolong, there are just other Oolong teas that I prefer.
That being said, this is a really wonderful milk Oolong from Zi Chun. It tastes sweet and creamy, with a hint of butter flavor and background flowery notes.
I infused this as I would normally steep an Oolong: using my gaiwan and short steeps. After a quick rinse, I combined the first two infusions into my teacup and found this cup to be sweet, creamy with mere hints of a floral background. The second cup (infusions three and four) was a bit less on the creamy side (it was still creamy but not so much on the heavy side this time), allowing for more of the delicious floral layers to express themselves.
The third cup was much smoother – not so much of a creamy smooth like the first cup, but, more of a smooth harmony of flavors with less intensity. I think the third cup was my favorite – I liked how everything came together on the palate!
I’ve only tried a couple of teas from Zi Chun thus far, but I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve tried! I like this!
Where To Buy: Zi Chun Tea Co
A high quality organic black tea – this unique tea was developed & refined by the Taiwan tea research station. It is a cross between an Assam strain from Burma & a local wild strain. A truly great tea.
A noticeable cinnamon aroma and carries a subtle, but pleasant mint flavor.
WOW! Just…WOW! This is SO amazing on SO many levels! This is a mighty fine Black Tea, right here, folks!
Hong Yu (Red Jade) Taiwanese Black Tea from Zi Chun smells a little like tomato soup and/or tomato bread…I LOVE the aroma! The taste is toasty, creamy, malty, a mellow black tea, meets a hint of cherry tomato type undertone but then changes up and evens out.
By the after taste I can find that mint note the description says lingers…it’s so amazingly different I can’t NOT like this one! I would HIGHLY recommend this tea to ANYONE!