Can you explain the difference between Jin Xuan and Milk Oolong please? Are those the same tea called in different ways? Or they just tastes similar? I'm confused.
"In my own understanding, the real, unscented “milk oolong” is Taiwan high mountain oolong made of Jin Xuan cultivar (which is grown in Taiwan, but spread to Fujian and other places later). But in Taiwan, nobody would call it “milk oolong” and it’s simply called by its own name, Jin Xuan. The packages or advertising materials would indicate this tea bears a natural milk aroma. That’s why some people even call this tea cultivar “milk oolong”, which is not a name I like, but of course it’s not forbidden to call it so if people would like to.
If a “milk oolong” is scented (by, I don’t know what, milk, milk powder, fragrant oil?), then I can’t imagine how it could possibly be a high quality tea."
Yougin wrote:Thanks for your reply!
Does it mean the probability the Jin Xuan tea with notes of milk is higher not to be scented if I would buy a tea labeled just as "Milk Oolong"?