Organic Jin Xuan "Golden Daylily" Oolong
Since its inception in the early 1980's, this variety of Taiwanese oolong, also known as "Golden Daylily", has captivated tea drinkers around the world. This strain and its subsequent additive-free processing makes for a delightfully aromatic and creamy cup (hence the moniker "milk"). This is an unscented/unflavored tea. Pure growing area, pure leaf and expert processing all come together to make for a rich tea experience.
The dry leaf smells sweet and fruity. The hot rinse really opens up the aromatics of the hand-crafted leaf, bringing out more of the fruitiness, more of the sweetness and the buttery, creamy scent. Once brewed, we get a tea liquor that is so soft, so smooth and creamy with a delicate, floral aroma. Rich in complexity and an aftertaste that lingers and dances about on the palate.
Share this with a friend. You might not converse much, though, as this tea demands attention. We guarantee it will be time well spent, steep after steep!
We highly recommend doing one rinse of 5-10 seconds (at 195 degrees) and then beginning with 15-20 second infusions for a bit before slowly increasing steeping time. It is not unusual to get 10 to 15 steepings out of this tea when prepared gongfu cha style.
- Oolong tea should be given a 5 to 10 second rinse with the same temperature water as used for brewing. This warms the pot and primes the leaf, readying it for optimal flavor extraction. 195˚ F water temperature.
- Use 1 teaspoon per 8oz. of filtered water
- Recommended first steeping of 30 seconds. Add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion up to 3 minutes.
- Tea brewing is meant to be a joyful exploration. There are no hard and fast rules. Experiment with the quantity of tea that you use, and steeping times. Enjoy discovering what your preferences are. They may change day to day.