Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong Summer 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
August 11, 2022

Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong Summer 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas

Alishan HIgh Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong summer 2022

Our summer 2022 batch of Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong is an exemplary representative of this category of Taiwan Tea! It is lightly oxidized, offering pronounced milky/buttery notes which the Jin Xuan cultivar is famous for. Given the weather patterns through the early spring growing season compared with the late spring growing season — the second flush offers a more classic Alishan Jin Xuan flavor profile.

Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong Tea taste comparison

Early spring weather remained unusually cool, and resulted in a delayed spring harvest of High Mountain Tea in general. This means that the new spring growth sprouted and matured more slowly, with less uniformity. As a result, the tea makers implemented a more substantial oxidation of the leaves to bring forth the constituents within the leaf material that remained on the trees for longer than usual. The resulting flavor profile was especially balanced and substantial, but mellowed, with less pronounced milky notes.

The second flush/summer harvest grew much more uniformly by comparison, and consisted of tender new leaf material that was much more uniform in its maturity. This allowed for lighter oxidation, offering the classic pronounced milky/buttery flavor and aromatic notes that has made the Jin Xuan cultiver world famous!

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