Grower: Chi Xing Chen of Mountain Tea
Origin: Lishan (Pear Mountain), in Nantou, Taiwan
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Milk Oolong is a green oolong tea scented with subtle, natural milk flavors to accent the sweet profile. The tea has a fresh, sweet, creamy flavor and a smooth, full texture. It has the beautiful flowery fragrance that is typical of Taiwanese oolong. The aroma and aftertaste are long-lasting, and there is a soothing cool sensation in the throat.
The Jin Xuan cultivar, meaning "Golden Lily", was developed in Taiwan in the 1980s to make a soft and creamy tea. Different cultivars have their own unique qualities.
Recommended for dessert lovers and the tea-drinking sweet tooth. Also a perfect gift for the novice tea drinker, or to help replace a milk and sugar tea habit.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions:
Use 2tsp (~6g) per 250ml cup. Brew for 1 minute.
- 185F for a lighter, more milky profile with a wonderfully creamy texture.
- 195F for fuller flavors with a range of floral, slightly buttery, and creamy flavors.
This tea can be rebrewed up to 5 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.
Grower: Mountain Tea
Tea Maker: Chen Chi Xing (Taiwan) & Chen Mao Sheng (Indonesia)
Location: Nantou, Taiwan & Sumatra, Indonesia
Elevation: 1,000m (3,280ft)
Signature Teas: Milk Oolong & Dark Roast Tieguanyin
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Mountain Tea began in 1977 with a small shop in Taipei, Taiwan, where we mastered brewing, tasting, and serving the perfect cup. Then, no longer satisfied with serving great tea, they sought to grow great tea. After searching everywhere for the best climate and soil conditions, in 1987 they planted our first trees in the Wushe mountains in Nantou county, Taiwan. Since then, Mountain Tea has expanded to two more tea gardens. All of their gardens are high elevation gardens.
Our oolongs are highly prized by tea connoisseurs. Our gardens' unique terroirs were chosen for their sharp differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, allowing our tea to grow more slowly, thereby developing more aroma and sweetness; in addition, the abundant clouds and fog surrounding our mountains allows our tea to absorb more moisture. The result is award-winning tea.
Mountain Tea is dedicated to supplying the finest loose leaf oolong tea experience possible. Because we are also growers, we're able to inspect our teas at every stage and ensure only the best quality. We take pride in crafting our teas using time-honored methods and traditions in order to provide you with the sweetest, cleanest cup possible.