HomeNewsAlishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong Tea Fall 2023
Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong was the first of three different types of tea we cupped last week on our fall 2023 sourcing trip to Alishan Tea Country. Of the three batches of Alishan Jin Xuan being brewed above, we chose the one with the most pronounced buttery/creamy note that is characteristic of the Jin Xuan/Tai Cha #12 cultivar — also known as "milk oolong". This batch was also the most oxidized — resulting in a full bodied, balanced brew.
We've befriended these resident professional tea makers over the last several years, including days and nights spent at the factory in Li Shan far to the north. They process tea leaves more than anyone we know — working for weeks at a time during harvests. Their skills are top notch, hidden by their simple, friendly and humble mannerisms.
The weather held out on our way up the mountain and during the four hours we spent at the factory that day, but it was pouring rain my early afternoon when we headed back down to the flatlands with our fall bounty of freshly harvested High Mountain Tea! Learn all about this fall batch of Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong in the tasting video below!