It’s just a lovely tea. I’ve steeped the tea for well over an hour and it doesn’t over-steep. I’ve had a lightly flavored cup to a thick liqueur and I haven’t found any tannins. It’s so flavorful but not overwhelming on the palate. I got 50g and immediately bought an additional 100g after trying one cup, gongfu style. Outstanding.
I'm not usually impressed with scented teas- either an artificial scent or low quality tea. This quality milk oolong blends beautifully with the gorgeous fragrance of the pomelo flowers. Light to medium weight, soft, medium finish. Hard to put the cup down.
Purchased 50g rather than just a sample due to limited quantity and availability- now out of stock- would love to buy more.
Shipping: Eight days door to door from Taiwan to Pennsylvania, US. Wow!
A quality JinXuan with an exceptionally floral bouquet, this is what scented teas should aspire to be. Silky smooth mouthfeel with flavor that doesn’t give up after several steeps, and floral without being one-note. This is definitely one to keep an eye on when it comes into stock.
Appearance: Luminous yellow colored liquor with tinges of pine green
Aroma: Dry leaf has a tart jasmine like nose accompanied by slight grassy notes. Wet leaf has a bouquet of jasmine perfume, rose buds and pomelo peel. It has a background of pine needles and grass.
Mouthfeel: It has a very smooth and creamy delivery. It finishes with a gentle astringency.
Flavor Notes: It begins with some floral notes of jasmine perfume and rose petals accompanied by freshly plucked pine needles and wet grass notes. Citrus notes of tangerine pulp and ripe pomelo fruit develops and finishes at the backend by the third steep.
Finish: It has a soft floral and zesty citrus finish accompanied by gentle astringency.
Note: I got this tea as a freebie from my order. Normally, I wouldn't order scented teas. But, this one was really good! The tea to me starts like a normal Jin Xuan but the scenting process made it similar to a Tie Guan Yin with a similar tangy finish.
This tea is a superb example of how a real scented tea should be! I know nothing about pomelo but the floral fragrant taste in the first few steepings was beyond wonderful! The classie Jinxuan cultivar flavor is exceptional on its on but this just adds to it! I HIGHLY recommend!