The Jin Xuan cultivar, meaning “Golden Lily”, was developed in Taiwan in the 1980s to make a soft and creamy tea. When grown at high altitude, Jin Xuan “Golden Lily” exhibits this creamy quality. This cultivar is specifically chosen for blending this flavored tea, as the tea only has to be subtly flavored to enhance the natural creaminess of the base tea.
The farm where this tea is sourced began in 1977 with a small shop in Taipei, Taiwan, where they began the process of mastering brewing. They decided to open their own farm and searched for the perfect climate and soil conditions until 1987, the year they planted their first trees. Since then, they have expanded into two more tea gardens. Their gardens unique terroirs were chosen for their sharp differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, allowing the tea to grow more slowly, thereby developing more aroma and sweetness; in addition, the abundant clouds and fog surrounding the mountains allow the tea to absorb more moisture. The result is this award-winning tea.
Ingredients: Oolong Tea from Lishan (Pear Mountain) in Nantou, Taiwan, with Natural Smooth, Creamy Flavors
Brewing Instructions: 1 tsp | 8 oz | 180° f | 40 sec - 1 min | infuse multiple times
About Aesthete Tea
Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea & Collective is a Portland-based loose leaf tea brand, specializing in farm direct organic teas and herbal blends. Aesthete Tea’s proprietary tea blends are created by Master Blender Maggie Cassidy, who also happens to be Founder Briana Thornton’s mother. Aesthete maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from beautiful farms around the world that share the same values in quality, health and positivity.