This superb organic oolong tea from Taiwan is one of our new signature offerings.
Why Jade Mountain? Because the water for the tea bushes comes from nearby Yu Shan, Taiwan’s highest peak. And Yu Shan means “Jade Mountain.”
This is a medium-oxidised oolong with a punchy floral aroma and a crisp mouth feel. In other words, it’s one refreshing and uplifting tea!
It’s also great to know that this tea contains no pesticides or herbicides. All you’re getting is nature’s elements. Plus of course, the combined skill and dedication of the growers.
Brewing & Enjoying Jade Mountain Organic Oolong
First, brew at around 85-90 degrees Celsius for 1 to 1.5 minutes. 4 grams per 200 ml of water is ideal. Using a glass teapot such as the Piao I Portable Teapot you can also watch the pellets unfurl before your eyes.
The next steeping can be shorter (about 45 seconds). Then later, the last steeping can be lengthened to extract as much of the remaining flavour as possible.
You could keep infusing after that, but we’ve found that the flavour is consistently excellent for the first 3 infusions. Then it starts to taper off.
And last but not least. Filtered water is also terrific for this organic oolong tea. It definitely enhances the flavour.
Did you know?
Lower temperatures, less sunlight and dense cloud cover in Taiwan’s mountains offer perfect conditions for organic oolong tea cultivation. The leaves for Jade Mountain Organic Oolong are hand-picked in these conditions at 1,500 metres above sea level.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description