beecrofter wrote:Jin Xuan or "Golden Lily" is a tea varietal developed from plants grown during the JN occupation of Taiwan where in addition to their militarism they also administered tea research.
This is the milk oolong and produces a buttery flavor all by itself without the addition of flavorants/adulterants.
There is a lot of flavored milk oolong in the marketplace.
I thought development of Jin Xuan started in 1950s by professor Wu Zhenduo, the "(god)father of Taiwan tea"
But I don't know if the development actually started in 1940s under Japanese occupation but people just didn't want to mention it.
Jin Xuan is name of Wu Zhenduo's grandma. I think it's sweet to dedicate name of a tea to his grandma
Like you said, there are different "milk oolongs" and when different people mention it, they may not mean the same thing.
Here is a discussion on steepster about milk oolong, where quite a few types of "milk oolong" are mentioned. Eventually, I guess everybody can call whatever they want to be "milk oolong" "milk oolong" http://steepster.com/discuss/1403-milk-oolong?page=1