Zhushan Organic Jin Xuan "Lily Cream" Oolong Tea - Winter 2019Taiwan Sourcing
"Lily Fairy" is one of our most favourites plantations in Taiwan thanks to it interesting environment and Mr. Chen's dedication. The next paragraph will be the basic background of this plantation. If you are already familiar with this particular plantation, it is OK to skip to the paragraph after this.
Mr. Chen's small plantation has been free from chemical since the beginning, so the tea trees were not neatly distributed on the land. Instead the tea trees were more like growing sporadically among the wild and tall weeds. Most of the Jin Xuan tea trees were dead because they could not bear Mr. Chen's semi-wild management, and therefore leaving lots of blank spots in the plantation. However, the still surviving trees are the strongest under this "natural selection," so in theory the tea trees can deliver the purest Jin Xuan characteristics under the right processing method.
Mr. Chen again let us do the whole work not only because he trusts us, but also because the aging potential of the tea we made is quite impressive to him judging by previous experience. As a result, we believe this newly made "Lily Cream" is your another great tea for the daily collection with its sweet butter aroma and minty aftertaste.
Harvest: Winter 2019 / 冬 貳零壹玖
Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱
Elevation: 200 M / 貳佰 公尺
Region: Zhushan / 竹山
Fermentation Level: 25% / 分之 廿伍
Roast Level: 1~3 / 壹 至 參 分
Ready to brew!
Needless to say, this plantation is one of an old dog's most beloved one in Taiwan. What made an old dog really surprised was that minty feeling in the mouth which had never appeared before. The aroma is again strong butter like at the bottom of the cup. It actually smells like very high quality cream with a floral flavor. Always pleasant and tender, that's what made an old dog a calm dog every morning.