Cultivar: Jin Xuan
Harvest Season: September 1, 2016
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
Aged Jin Xuan Deep Baking Oolong is a special type of oolong tea produced in the Doi Mae Salong mountainous region in northern Thailand. This full-bodied oolong tea is deeply oxidized and slowly baked to bring out complex layers of pomegranate, molasses and chocolate with a sublime, elegant structure. The soil in northern Thailand is soft and loamy, providing a concentration of nutrients not found in other oolong tea origins. This lends a unique sweetness and rich viscosity in mouthfeel. Explore our Doi Mae Salong Travelogue and learn more about our 2017 trip to Thailand.
Sumptuous with a unique baked-fruity sweetness evocative of pomegranate molasses, madeira wine, and bittersweet chocolate.
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Gaiwan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 30 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes
Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.
Organic oolong tea