Review: Jin Xuan Oolong Tea review by My Thoughts Are Like Butterflies
Amanda Wilson with another very thorough and thoughtful review on Eco-Cha Jin Xuan Oolong (Milk Oolong).
"The aroma is mouthwatering and pleasant, I found myself just inhaling the aroma long after my kettle was ready with its water...It is a wonderful example of how an Oolong grows with each steeping and takes you on a journey. I recommend steeping this tea when you want to relax and just focus on the tea experience or after a light meal."
"Also I had to show off the packaging, the tea itself is in a nice vacuum sealed container (which is always entertaining to open) but the box has lots of relevant info."
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