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Oolong #12 Osmanthus
Jinxuan Guihua rolled leavesRef.: 000006
A rolled leaf Oolong # 12 tea blended with Osmanthus flowers, for a result combining the texture of Milky Oolong with the sweet and flowery flavor of Osmanthus.
Oolong tea # 12 Osmanthus flower : a blend of Oolong # 12 Jinxuan tea in rolled leaves, with Osmanthus flowers.
A blend of Oolong # 12 tea in rolled leaves and Osmanthus flowers for a fresh and very floral tea. Regulars will recognize its typical fragrance, a mixture of jasmine, honeysuckle & orange blossom, giving a clear tea, especially during the first infusion.
Subsequently, the characteristic taste and aromas of Oolong assert themselves as the rolled leaves unfold over the infusions.
Derived from Camellia Sinensis, Jinxuan is a relatively widespread cultivar. The resulting Oolong tea is often found under the formula "Milky Oolong", sometimes in connection with a flavoring of milk powder or other deliberate process.
In the case of this Jinxuan Guihua, Oolong Jinxuan tea has not undergone flavoring. Its character of "Milky Oolong" comes naturally from the soil on which it was cultivated, from its rather low altitude. It is then more of a slightly buttery-creamy texture given to the tea rather than a taste of milk.
We thus have rolled leaves in shades of olive green to light green, dotted with small yellow flowers of Osmanthus.
This work of rolled leaf tea allows the leaves to be infused up to 7 times in a row, at a rate of about 1 to 2 minutes per infusion. The idea is to infuse small amounts of liquid with each infusion in order to appreciate the evolution of the aromas as the leaves unfold under the effect of hot water.
The important thing is to put the dose of tea out of water between 2 infusions.
With its small yellow flowers reminiscent of mountain succulents, Osmanthus is widely distributed in Asia from the foothills of the Himalayas to southern Indochina. It is thus found on the edge of the K Jatuphon plantations in the north west of Thailand.
A minimalist presentation
In order to help reduce packaging waste, we have opted for reduced packaging. However, our tea is presented in a vacuum bag to guarantee a fixed level of oxidation during packaging as chosen by our producer & his tea-master.
1x 100 g bag = Price : 18.00 €
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- Quantity for a multiple-brewing serve : 1 teaspoon per person
- Up to 7 or 8 times brewing with the same leaves
- Consider throwing away the first water to avoid any bitter taste.
- Recommended temperature: 70-80°C
- Recommended steep duration : no more than 1 minute each
- Oxydation level : 15%
- Dosage in the teapot : 4g
- Then pour in the desired amount of boiling water. Let steep for a minute and serve.
To perfectly control the infusion times and keep the leaves drained between 2 infusions, use our teapot with infuser.
In southern China, beyond a romantic meaning of this flower & its wide use with tea, osmanthus fragrance is light & fresh, inviting to mental concentration & meditation.
Belonging to the Oleaceae family, osmanthus is also known for its suave fruity notes reminding apricot or jasmine.
In addition, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, osmanthus appears to sooth cough, to ease throat irritations & respiratory congestion happening during cold season.
A valuable addition to our handy pocket herbal inhaler.