Chinese Fujian Anxi Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea Speciality Rare Hand Rolled Leaf Tea


  • We sourced this wonderful Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea from Anxi in the Chinese province of Fujian, due to the popularity of the other Milk Oolong we have from Formosa.
  • This tea is slightly less expensive but is still of the same fantastic quality and from our point of view slightly easier to get hold of. 
  • This oolong is one of the most unusual and rare tea specialities in terms of production as well as character:
  • Produced by hand in Fujian; immediately after withering, the still moist leaves are heated in steam from milk for a short period of time, this conserves the pretty, light olive-green coloured leaves.
  • Only slight oxidisation is performed on these leaves and then the still supple tea is manually hand rolled and then gently dried. 
  • Jin Xuan translates from Chinese as ‘Golden Day Lily’, and was a variety of tea first produced in 1980 in Taiwan.
  • Milk Oolong is still a rarity and due to the high amount of skill required in producing this delicate brew it's still quite expensive.
  • I would recommend brewing this Jin Xuan at a cooler than normal temperature for an Oolong and chose to brew this at 75 C, I allowed it to steep for three minutes and it made a remarkable drink.
  • I brewed at 80 C for the next infusion. As you may imagine, the tea has a very unusual taste to it.
  • I have read that it has a slight taste of mango, now whether this is auto suggestion or not, I did recognise that nuance within it and found it to be a very pleasant and an enjoyable taste.
  • You will receive 25 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 13 cups of tea. Two gram per cup, this tea can be re-infused making over 26 cups of tea. This works out at between thirty-eight pence per cup and nineteen pence per cup when re-infused.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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