Milk & Honey OolongFloating Leaves Tea
Organically grown, milky and sweet, and the price is really reasonable... I've been looking for a tea like this for years! It is grown in Dong Ding from the Jin Xuan (milk oolong) cultivar, and very lightly touched up by our teacher to enhance the clarity and bring out the personality of the tea.
This was the first tea I roasted! I did all the manual labor from start to finish, basket after basket for about two days. I wasn't making the decisions (I was learning from the decisions being made) but I still consider it my first experience roasting tea!
It's extremely rare to come upon something this clean and well executed without reaching into the 'tea as art' realm of prices. It's not an overly complex tea, but it's supremely satisfying.
**Note : This is not a bug bitten tea like Oriental Beauty or Gui Fei. The honey note is on the floral side of honey, not like those juicy bug bitten teas.**
Milk and honey! Those are the main notes I notice from this tea. The milk is almost like flaky buttermilk biscuits, and the honey is reaching into the floral end of the spectrum. When I drink this tea, I think of a field full of wildflowers in late Spring. Delightful, easygoing and sweet.
This is the milk oolong of my dreams. When I drink it I can really see how this cultivar got its reputation. Completely natural, no flavorings. The tea is also very clean. No agrochemicals were used in the farming. The broth is clean, clear and viscous, softly coating the mouth and throat. Feels light and settling in the body, very gently warm but not heating.
A delightful and pretty oolong that I could seriously drink all day long!
- Harvest Location : Dong Ding, Nantou, Taiwan
- Roast Date : May 2021
- Harvest Date : April 2021
- Cultivar : Jin Xuan
- Farming : Unsprayed