Bamboo Mountain Jin Xuan Tea Information
Jin Xuan (Golden Lily) is the Oolong varietal that has a natural subtle milk-like aroma and taste and is the tea that is usually used to create the popular Milk Oolong tea. We supply several natural Jin Xuan Oolong teas as well as flavor enhanced varieties.
Bamboo Mountain (Zhu Shan) is one of the main lower elevation tea growing regions for Jin Xuan Oolong. This is an economically priced Jin xuan.
Also known as: Nai Xian; Golden Lily, Milk Oolong
Farming Methods: Natural farming techniques. Low pesticide
Production: Ball rolled Oolong. 15-20% Oxidized
Other notes: Jin Xuan Oolong was discovered in 1981 by “Father of the Taiwan tea” –Dr. Zhen Zhe Wu who was the former president of TRES (Tea Research and Extension Station). It took 21 years of researching & developing to perfect this tea strain. It was a big part of “re-creating the tea market” in the 1980s and Jin Xuan tea became very popular during this time. Since then Jin Xuan Oolong tea has become one of the main tea strains in Taiwan. The tea farming regions in Nantou county are the most famous areas for growing lower elevation Jin Xuan tea. The best, higher elevation Jin Xuan, however, is in the Alishan mountain region. It is a thick tea leaf with a unique and natural, light milky fragrance and a buttery, creamy taste. This tea is semi-oxidized & lightly roasted.