Milk Oolong / / Nai Xiang / / Jin Xuan
From Anxi County, Fujian Province, China.
This green Oolong offers an olive green rolled leaf with a very impressive sweet apricot, milky aroma, both as dry and wet leaf. The infusion is light yellow/green in colour. It has a vanilla-esque, milky sweetness as well as a being a light creamy, mellow flavour with a hearty aroma.
Each leaf has been cloth wrapped and rolled by hand which upon steeping unfurl to release maximum brewing potential of two leaves and a bud.
This is a Chinese produced Milk Oolong, which has undergone an extra stage of processing, whereby the moist leaves are steamed in milk water just after withering to enhance the popular 'Milk' aromas.
Therefore, Contains a minimum of 1.5% Milk.
Milk Oolongs are usually associated with and traditionally cultivated in Taiwan where the flavours and aromas are achieved naturally from the Jin Xuan tea cultivar they grow and by length of oxidisation alone. These tend to have more subtle and mellow buttery flavours.
As Oolong leaves are generally larger, they can be infused several times, each infusion creating a range of depths and flavour.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 90*c // 300ml
Time 2 - 3 minutes
Reinfuse leaves x 3 to personal taste