True Cream Golden Buds Oolong

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This elusive, ephemeral and ethereal Jin Xuan is from that bountiful tea area in Nantou, Taiwan, growing at an elevation of between 400-500 m., and is from the 2020 winter harvest.  We are more accustomed to tea leaves giving up floral notes, even when no flowers have been added, or to evocations of dried fruit and roasted grains when none has been added, but milk is more startling. In this instance, the lactones come forth and yield this unexpected flavor, with no essences added. When cooperative weather and ambient conditions all come together, this is a great example of the range of flavors tea plants have to offer, with nothing added that was not already in the leaf. Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery (of course!), supple and velvety with no bite. The grower recommends 5 grams to 5 oz of spring water, steeping 4 minutes at 170-185°F.; we suggest using 4 grams of tea to try first.

  • Model: O-TCGB-1

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 28 March, 2014.