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.
Please be aware that this tea is now available for pre-release purchase. The tea will be shipped from Monday, 23 July 2018.
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
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.
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