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Old Barrel Tea Co. Batch No. 001 Jin Xuan

Old Barrel Tea Co.

Oolong Tea from Taiwan

Old Barrel Tea Co.

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Old Barrel Tea Co. is pleased to release Batch No. 001 Jin Xuan to the market. This is the first project from Old Barrel Tea Co. comprised of Australian tea specialists Cheryl Teo (Flag & Spear), Tania Stacey (Cuppa Cha) and Kym Cooper (The Steepery Tea Co.). To learn more about Old Barrel Tea Co. please read our blog post.

Our Jin Xuan Oolong has been sourced from Wang’s award-winning tea garden in Chiayi, located in the northwestern area of the famous Alishan region of Taiwan. This high mountain Oolong is from the prized winter picking – the leaves are harvested before the tea bushes rest during the winter snow. Winter Jin Xuan presents stronger notes of cream, butter, and orchid flowers.

Aged in STARWARD whisky barrels for 67 days, this Jin Xuan has developed a boozy whisky aroma, tropical fruit flavor and a thicker mouthfeel. The finish is long, with lingeringly sweet whisky notes!

Origin: Chiayi, Taiwan

Flavour profile: Rounded | Fruit | Sweet

Harvest: 12.05.2017

Cultivar: TTES12

Tea Master: Mr Wang 

Mr Wang's tea garden is located in the North West corner of the Ali Shan region, Chiayi county. The high mountain conditions are ideal for producing oolong tea characterised by slower growth rate, higher humidity and precipitation levels. 

Elevation: 1,200m

Aged in the barrel the scenting process has developed a Jin Xuan that has a heady boozy whisky aroma, tropical fruit flavour and a thicker mouthfeel.

Enjoy our whisky scented Jin Xuan on its own or pair it with cheese.

Leaf appearance: Semi balled style oolong

Aroma: Boozy whisky aroma with sweet notes of orchid.

Liquor colour: Clear golden-yellow colour

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Gong Fu Cha 4g / 100mL 95˚C 45s | 30s | 60s 3