ALI SHAN JIN XUAN - 阿里山金萱

ALI SHAN JIN XUAN - 阿里山金萱

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Category: Oolong

Origin: Taicheung, Taiwan

Harvest: Spring 2018

Sitting between a green and a black tea, traditional oolong is naturally withered by the sun and air, bruised through rolling, and allowed to semi-oxidize before being twisted and rolled into small spheres with purple and green hues prior to a final charcoal roast.

Grown at an elevation of 1500 meters in the ethereal and misty mountains of Taiwan, this blending of Ali Shan terroir and the distinct Jin Xuan cultivar brings out its naturally warm milky aroma and flavor.

Sometimes referred to as milk oolong, this tea is unique in its milky taste. Light, warm caramel and elegant smokiness dance over the palate softly; further accentuating the flavors to give the tea its well-deserved name.

Naturally rich in probiotics, oolong is optimal for a happy belly. Coupled with its caffeine this is the perfect tea to start your day.

Tasting Notes: warm sugar aromas with roasty flavor notes of wood and milk

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STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS

Whole leaves can take a little longer to steep, but the taste more than makes up for it. 

Every tea is unique and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is to be used suggestively as a guide for brewing this tea, we think it's a good place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Please note: Rinse the tea in teapot with a quick application of hot water, discard the liquid immediately. Add additional hot water to start 1st steeping

 3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

 Boiling Water  212°F or 100°C

Boiling Water

212°F or 100°C

 increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep) 

increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep) 

 Re-steep up to 8+ times!

Re-steep up to 8+ times!