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On the high mountain peaks of Yunnan is where you can find our good friend Lao Cha and his pristine tea gardens. There, covered in mist and fog, he experiments with a new tea variety — Jade Dragon Green Tea. Processed like green tea but possessing some of the rich creaminess of a Milk Oolong, it soon becomes the favorite tea of the neighboring villages.
Our Yu Long Green Tea is made from the Jin Xuan cultivar. These are tea bushes responsible for the rich, creamy, and milky taste of Milk Oolong Tea.
Mr. Yang and Mr. Zhang, partners in tea farming, have been experimenting with Taiwanese tea cultivars to create unique varieties back in their home of Pu-erh, Yunnan.
Jade Dragon is like no other – green tea with some creaminess that resembles Taiwanese Milk Oolong, yet more crisp and refreshing. In making this unique green tea, Mr. Yang and Mr. Zhang applied the shaking technique – one of the crucial steps in producing oolong tea. This step helps to increase the fragrance and bring out more taste. The tea undergoes wood firing, which gives it a mild and pleasant smokiness.
This green tea leaves a delightful sweet aftertaste on the palate, with roasted nuts and tropical fruit notes. A sublime green tea to enjoy during an afternoon tea session!
The Yu Long Green Tea has loosely twisted dry leaves, which are thick and solid. The color varies between dark jade and khaki, with occasional brownish hues. A high, intensive aroma mixes notes of chestnut, ripe fruits and smoke. A potent taste gradually opens up in sweet and creamy nuances. The ongoing brews will slowly uncover hints of tropical fruits and nuts roasted over an open fire.
Dahei mountain rises at more than 2600 meters above sea level in Yunnan province, near the border with Burma. It is blessed with abundant rainfall and green peaks. Many consider this ancient forest being the best preserved in the border area. The entire region enjoys a wild and pristine landscape. The dense forest is a unique biodiversity mix between broad-leaved species and ancient tea trees. Here, people discovered the largest tea tree ever measured - a giant arbor 20m high, 1,9m in diameter, with a crown surface of 78.5 sq. meters. The wild tea trees are tall, arbor-shaped, with trunks covered in moss. The local Lahu people usually climb the tall branches to collect the leaves. A walk in this ancient forest wakes up the senses and lets you smell the unique fragrance of pure tea, as nature intended it.
Mr.Yang and Mr.Zhang are two tea farming partners living in Pu'er, Yunnan. They are knowledgeable, creative, curious, and not shy of experimentation. Yang and Zhang use native Taiwanese tea cultivars and local ancient trees to create new and unique tea varieties.
175℉ / 80℃
1g per 60ml 3-5min
1g per 25ml 5sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion
This new tea in my collection is now a favorite among its peers. Really nice and I infused 4 times...
So far every tea I’ve tried from Path of Cha has been excellent. Even the ones I wasn’t super excited about I could tell it was a great example of that style, I just wasn’t drawn to that style. This tea is fantastic and I would buy again in a second. Light, fresh, creamy, nutty and vegetal all in perfect proportions; super smooth and not a hint of bitterness or astringency. It’s funny cuz I’m not a huge fan of (some) milk oolongs, but I love this green tea from the Jin Xuan cultivar… I think the more fresh vegetal green tea character makes it more interesting and lively, but it has the smoothness of a milk oolong. It’s the perfect balance. Love it.
This tea really is something else. The fact that this tea is produced from the same bushes that are used to make milk oolong is evident from the get-go on account of its sweet and creamy flavor: one I really haven't noticed in any other teas, and one that I recommend every tea drinker experiences for themselves.
During the earlier infusions, a vegetal flavor is present that synergizes beautifully with the aforementioned creamy notes- producing a flavor that is both sweet and savory. This faded eventually, although the creaminess remained throughout all of my seven infusions.
I bought this tea because of it's cool name and it's interesting details. The scent of the leaves before it was brewed is nice and fruity but it later changes into something in between a crisp vegetal green tea smell and that wonderful fragrance that Ali Shan milk oolong tea has. The same could be said about it's taste and mouthfeel too but I felt that the Ali Shan Milk Oolong aspect of it became the dominant one in the end. Not complaining since Ali Shan is among my favorite oolong teas. ☺