Jin Xuan is a special variety of Camellia Sinesis (tea plant) developed through research at the Taiwan Tea Agricultural Research center. This special variety is known for producing Oolong with a unique spring floral fragrance and a creaminess undertone, which makes it exceptionally popular. Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong brings one of the great locations for growing Oolong tea together with one of the special Oolong varieties, Jin Xuan. The loosely balled leaves unfurl to yield a highly aromatic, smooth and mellow light-bodied infusion with sweet cream and floral notes. The creamy notes in this tea are a result of the tea varietals, where it is grown, and how the leaves are processed - there are no flavors added to this tea.
Brief Health Info
The substance in the tea helps to prevent the decaying of teeth and halting the plaque build-up and also reduce the growth of glucosyltransferase. Polyphenolic compounds in Jin Xuan Oolong can prevent overall oxidise, and Purine alkaloids have the function of clear free radicals, so that it can have effect of preventing aging.
Jin Xuan oolong tea was developed in the 1980s and has white specks in the leaves. The leaves of Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong Tea are grown in the famous A-Li Mountains in Taiwan. At the elevation of 1000 to 1600 meters, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds which are ideal for growing Oolong.
In 1950 the Taiwan scholar Wu Zhenyi cultivated the Jin Xuan cultivar by using the “No.8 Tai Nong”and “Ying Zhi Hong Xin” tea tree variety. During the following 30 years, Wu Zhenyi choose the best Jin Xuan cultivar by many tests and was later named “No.12 Tai Cha”. In 1981 the Jin Xuan Tea was formally extended. As it is good source for producing best Taiwan teas, it caught many tea farmers’ attention and make it widely planted.
Q: Is this tea organic? Posted on 11/1/17 by Shara
Reply: The the original tea bush of this Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea usually grows in high altitude mountains in TaiWan, China. And the living environment there is ecological and natural for there is not too much artificial intervention.
Q: Can you tell me if this has been picked in 2017 yet? If not, when will it be picked? Posted on 5/8/17 by Bret Harrison
Reply: The 2017 harvest Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea will be available in the end of May.
Q: Are you claiming that this tea has no added milk flavoring? Natural or Artifical flavoring? Posted on 3/5/12 by Steve
Reply: For this Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea, it is Natural without adding any milk flavoring.
Q: Why the description says this Taiwan Jin Xuan Oolong is produced in Taiwan, but its "Quality safety analyzing report" is from China ? Posted on 2/5/12 by Marie
Reply: This Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea we selected is imported directly from Taiwan to Fujian, China. It is only one hour from Taiwan to Fujian, after the tea was imported, it was sent to The Tea Research Institute Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Quality Safety Analyzing lab of Agricultural Product to Analyze. So it shows the report is from China.