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Shanlinxi Milky Oolong

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Shanlinxi Milky Oolong|杉林溪金萱烏龍

Tasting notes: Creamy, floral, caramel

Grown at high altitudes in Shanlinxi, Nantou, this prized Taiwanese oolong is loved for its thick buttery mouthfeel. It has a naturally occuring milky fragrance and a hint of bright citrus that comforts and uplifts. 

Milky Oolong is wildly popular these days, and for good reason. Its distinctive buttery texture comes from the signature thick leaves of the 金萱 Jinxuan (golden daylily) cultivar developed in the 1980s and grown exclusively in Taiwan. Unlike other teas that can be made from a variety of cultivars, this one must be made from the Jinxuan cultivar to achieve that delightful creamy mouthfeel. 

Sadly, because of its popularity, myriad fake versions have popped up in the market with artificial flavouring. It’s not easy to find a high quality, pure Milky Oolong these days, so we’re very glad we found this one. We can attest to its quality, having personally witnessed the entire production process from beginning to end.

As a light, floral tea, Shanlinxi Milky Oolong pairs beautifully with a soft, airy chiffon cake or scones with jam and (plenty of) cream. The perfect afternoon tea treat!

Origin: Shanlinxi, Nantou, Taiwan
Elevation: 1400m
Cultivar: 金萱 Jinxuan
Oxidation: ⦿⦿○○○

Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
6g | per 100ml | 95°C | 1 min
+ 10s per steep for at least 5 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
3g | per 100ml | 95°C | 3 mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 3 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

Shanlinxi Milky Oolong works well with temperatures under boiling. You can rinse the tea first to speed up the unfurling process and get a stronger first infusion.

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

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Shanlinxi Milky Oolong



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