Ali Shan Zin Hsuan

(1 customer review)

Winter 2022

High Mountain “Milk Oolong”

Chiayi County, Taiwan

Reknown for its creamy taste, the Zin Hsuan (often spelled Jin Xuan, translates as “Golden Daylily“) varietal was developed over twenty years ago in Taiwan. Since then, it has become popular throughout Taiwan and begun to be planted all over the world. Our Zin Hsuan teas usually come from Mei Shan or Ali Shan, areas where this varietal works especially well with the terroir of the land. The Zin Hsuan varietal is limited in how high it can grow up the mountain. Our Ali Shan Zin Hsuan is grown above 1000 meters, making it a High Mountain Oolong, and a good one at that.

Our winter harvest is a particularly good one that will hold its own with any other high mountain oolong…It has a particularly smooth cup (more crisp than our spring harvest), with a pleasant mouth feel and notes of sweet-creme, freshly cracked almonds, and vibrant lilies (…it is in the name!).

Note: Beware of milk oolongs that are very strong in their creamy/milkiness…those are often that way because of added flavorings. Absolutely no added flavorings in our milk oolongs!

150g size comes in a vacuum sealed bag.

If you like this tea, we also recommend:  Mei Shan Zin Hsuan or Teacher Gao Oolong



1 review for Ali Shan Zin Hsuan

  1. Victoria (verified owner)

    Stunning tea; don’t pass it up. Grassy, buttery, lightly floral… great mouthfeel, bright colour. I’m a die-hard fan of Japanese greens, and this one reminds me a bit of gyokuro. It would pair great with senbei (rice crackers)!

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