The JinXuan Cultivar
JinXuan #12 (Golden Daylily) or Nai Xiang (Milk Oolong) [teapedia]
Jin Xuan (金萱; pinyin: jīn xuān; literally "Golden Daylily") is a 1980 developed variety of Oolong tea. Jin Xuan is a cross between Ying Zhi Hong Xin and TTSE #8. This varietal is also suitable for green and black tea.
It originates from Taiwan. The taste is light, creamy, and flowery and sometimes compared to milk. This tea variety can be grown at higher altitudes, and the yield is about 20% higher compared to traditional tea varieties. These circumstances made it become one of the most popular varieties among tea farmers in Taiwan and Thailand.
Manufactured from JinXuan:
Graceful hill oolong is made from Jinxuan cultivar, known for producing teas that's scented with fresh cut butter. The infusion is refined and soft, giving off bouquet of wild flowers and tropical mountain fern. The texture is pure and elegant finishing with hints of nutty almonds. It is especially soothing on a summer night.
An earthly green tea made with the JinXuan (Milk) Cultivar, this tea is similar to Japanese greens but with a milky Taiwanese twist…Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Made by an 80 year old tea master in Pinglin, this rare and slightly sweet black tea is earthy, unpolished and true. Considered the father of organic farming in Taiwan, his garden has been chemical free for many decades and the teas produced there can be sold out years in advance. This tea is a real treat and is a favorite among black tea drinkers for its strength, softness and depth.
This is Mr. Gao's High Mountain Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty). Unlike most Bai Hao gardens, the cultivar in his garden is Jin Xuan instead of the usual Qing Xin Da Mao. Using Jin Xuan is possible because it’s a high mountain garden…
High picking standard.
Made by one of our favorite tea masters in Pinglin, this BaoZhong is deep, rich, sweet and full. Processed in the old style with all the perfections and imperfections intact, this is a connoisseur's tea. Usually sold out a year in advance, we were able to sneak in and get some of this wonderful tea the week after it was produced.