Origin: Fujian Province, China
Description: ‘Nai Xiang’ also known as Milk Oolong, or simply #12, is a tremendously popular oolong that was developed from a specific cultivar of the tea plant (Jin Xuan) that thrives in the high mountains of Taiwan. The changing weather and fluctuating temperatures in the mountains are what make this incredible oolong possible. Nai Xiang translates to ‘milk fragrance’, and the lore surrounding this tea is vast. Some of the stories theorize that the leaves are soaked in milk helping to produce the perfumed cup; upon smelling its creamy sweetness, there’s no wonder why. Yet milk has nothing to do with this tea. The closest association may be its superbly smooth and creamy flavour. Due to the success and popularity of this oolong internationally it is now also grown and produced in other areas of China.
Tasting Notes: The cup is smooth and creamy with hints of citrus flavours.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup; 90-95ºC water; steep 5 minutes and re-steep up to four times.
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