Wild Ginger Flower Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Cookie, Cream, Creamy, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Ginger, Grass, Mango, Milk, Mineral, Mint, Plants, Spicy, Spinach, Green, Metallic, Orange Blossom
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  • “Unflavored milk oolong scented with wild ginger flowers. An oddity I had to try. The site says Spring 2020; my packet states Summer 2020. So far, I’ve prepared it both gongfu with moderate...” Read full tasting note
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There are NO artificial flavors or chemicals added to this tea!*

Made by the same hands and in the same way as our perennial hit Gardenia Flower Oolong, this scented tea is a little different. It is made with a flower that we have never seen made into a scented tea, Wild Ginger Flower. The taste, and smell, lives up to its name with a distinct floral note that can be described as nothing other than ‘spicy’.

Just like its cousin, the Gardenia Oolong, this tea is smooth and subtle and fragrant. We only have a limited amount of this tea as it was an experimental batch done by our partner farm. If people enjoy it, perhaps we can convince them to make some more!

Elevation: 300m

Status: Organic Wild Ginger Flowers, Tested Safe Oolong

Cultivar: Jinxuan Oolong

Oxidization: 25%

Season: Spring 2020

Method: Machine picked, processed on site, medium batch

Region: Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water, 45 second to one minute steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~95C water for 2-3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.

Great with cold brew as well! 3g per 500ml of water and just throw it in the fridge overnight.

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Unflavored milk oolong scented with wild ginger flowers. An oddity I had to try. The site says Spring 2020; my packet states Summer 2020.

So far, I’ve prepared it both gongfu with moderate steeping times and western. Western produces a good cup in which more of the jinxuan creaminess comes through. Gongfu is really how this tea needs to be treated.

It’s not spectacular leaf, but it is very good. At first the taste is watery and the body light, but the ginger flower scenting makes up for it. Creamy, sweet, spicy, floral and green aroma. The flavors become fully integrated though somewhat muted and the body fuller as the session progresses. The ginger flower scenting I think is in balance with the tea qualities. It is floral and spicy but not in the sense that the root is spicy. It lingers in the aftertaste, which is mellow but very long and evolving. It moves around from spicy-floral ginger and mineral to apricot-grass-banana leaf, to creamy with delicate sweet floral mango and lilies. The minerality of the tea tingles my whole mouth, not quite astringent. Mouth and throat feel full and a little dry; the throat then feels minty cool.

This is a very enjoyable tea and is not overbearing in any one facet. The ginger flower scenting adds an exotic experience to a jinxuan oolong, which I don’t drink often. I’m happy that this tea can handle near-boiling water. This tea is definitely worth a try. Glad I bought 25g — let’s see what cold-brewing does.

Flavors: Apricot, Cookie, Cream, Creamy, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Ginger, Grass, Mango, Milk, Mineral, Mint, Plants, Spicy, Spinach

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