You must have heard the name “Jinxuan” somewhat, from the Taiwanese No. 12 Jinxuan tea tree cultivated in Taiwan, to the original font Jinxuan, you can see that “Jinxuan” represents originality and the result of long-term efforts. After 40 years of cultivation process, Jinxuan tea soup has become an irreplaceable favorite Taiwanese tea drink in the minds of many people, and it is one of the popular teas exported to Taiwan.
Want to know the special taste of Jinxuan tea, the cultivation history of Jinxuan tea, and how to distinguish the authenticity of Jinxuan tea? After reading this, you will like this fragrant and good tea in Taiwan even more!
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What is Jinxuan Tea?
Jinxuan tea is sweet and sweet, and its unique milk aroma and osmanthus fragrance are the most famous features, and it is also a locally cultivated tea variety that Taiwan is proud of. Jinxuan tea is often made into semi-fermented green tea, that is, oolong tea, compared to Qingxin oolong , the price of Jinxuan tea is more close to the people, exuding the taste of milk and osmanthus flowers, and making many people who are afraid of bitterness also fall in love with tea.
The cultivation history of Jinxuan tea
Jinxuan tea, also known as “27 boys”, is a new variety cultivated in Taiwan: Taiwan Tea No. 12, and the name “Jinxuan” is named after the grandmother of Wu Zhenduo, the director of the tea improvement farm at that time.
Jinxuan tea plant is a Taiwanese native tea species cultivated by the Taiwan Tea Improvement Farm (during the Japanese occupation period as the tea production test field affiliated to the Taiwan Governor-General’s Office Breeding and Production Bureau) from the 43rd year of the Republic of China, with hard branches and red hearts as the father, Tainong No. 8 as the mother, cultivated through artificial breeding, No. 2027, and after successful cultivation, it became the twelfth cultivated new variety, that is, Taiwan tea No. 12.
This breeding method takes 21 years to complete a breeding cycle, but the results are also exciting, and the improved breeding of Jinxuan tea plants is not only more resistant to diseases and pests, but also has a higher yield, and Jinxuan tea has become an excellent variety that can be planted in large quantities and exported abroad.
Jinxuan oolong tea effect
Jinxuan tea leaves are most commonly made into oolong tea, which is second only to green tea and contains sub-catechuanachin. Catechins have antioxidant effects, which can scavenge free radicals in the human body and help reduce the possibility of cancer cell proliferation; In addition, catechins can also help lower blood sugar, blood lipids and blood pressure, and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
In addition to helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases, tea polyphenols and catechins in oolong tea have another effect: reduce the absorption of intestinal sugars and fats, help digestion, and stimulate metabolism; And oolong tea also has the effect of improving bad breath and preventing plaque and tooth decay, so many people will choose oolong tea as an after-meal drink.
Although the effect of tea is good, but still pay attention to the amount of drinking, about 2000C.C. daily water intake, about 600C.C. tea is a better amount, drinking too much oolong tea will affect iron absorption, resulting in symptoms of anemia, and because oolong tea has the effect of astringent gastrointestinal mucosa, patients with weak gastrointestinal sensitivity and constipation are not recommended to drink too much.
Jinxuan tea production area
Jinxuan tea tree planting range is very wide, from flat land to alpine areas, the main famous production area is located in Nantou Zhushan Shanlinxi and Chiayi Alishan, belongs to high-altitude mountainous areas, the climate is humid and cool, the sunshine is short, clouds and mist, very suitable for Jinxuan tea plant planting and growth, blessed with unique climatic conditions make the local Jinxuan tea leaves thick and full, emerald green luster, a small piece of urine full of essence.
At present, the alpine tea area in the central part of the country has the most planting of Qingxin oolong and Jinxuan tea trees, and the top three tea varieties with the most planted in Taiwan are also Jinxuan tea trees, Qingxin oolong, and Alishan jade tea.
Jinxuan tea features
The aroma is the biggest feature of Jinxuan tea plant, the high altitude growth environment makes the tea grow slowly, the gum is thick, not only reduce the bitterness of tea, but also preserve the unique milk aroma and osmanthus fragrance of Jinxuan tea plant.
Jinxuan tea has a rich and fresh taste, not only is it not bitter, but it is intertwined with tea, osmanthus and milk, bringing out a strong and mellow taste, which is not only not greasy, but also allows many people who are afraid of the bitter taste of tea soup to accept it gladly and open a new experience of enjoying the fun of tea drinking.
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Jinxuan tea leaves are thick, showing broad-leaved ovals and serrated leaf edges, while similar Qingxin oolong has slender leaves and small serrated shapes, and when tea varieties cannot be distinguished by tea aroma, Jinxuan tea leaves and Qingxin oolong tea can be distinguished through the leaves.
Golden tea soup
The finished tea leaves of Jinxuan are curled into tight balls, gradually stretched and flattened during brewing, releasing the aroma in the water, forming a golden yellow tea soup, which is immediately fragrant, not only the color of the tea soup is pleasing to the eye, but also the aroma is refreshing.
Degree of fermentation
Jinxuan tea tree with different degrees of fermentation, the degree of aroma emitted will also be different, Jinxuan tea tree can be made into black tea, green tea and lightly fermented oolong tea, unfermented Jinxuan tea milk aroma is the strongest, and the tea flavor concentration is also higher, with the higher the degree of tea fermentation, the lighter the milk aroma, and the osmanthus fragrance is more intense and clear, therefore, the Jinxuan tea leaves into lightly fermented oolong tea, the most able to alleviate the strong smell of tea and the concentration of contained substances, prevent stomach discomfort and too heavy taste of tea soup, Let the aroma blend well, sweet and sweet.
Jinxuan tea authenticity identification
Jinxuan tea is not only widely loved, but also a popular variety of tea exported from Taiwan, and its unique milk aroma and osmanthus fragrance have also made Jinxuan tea a popular base tea in many hand-cranked drinking shops. But also because of this, some unscrupulous businessmen saw the business opportunities of Jinxuan tea, added flavors and fragrances to the tea, tried to make an imitation version of Jinxuan tea, drank the fragrant and rich tea in one gulp, and praised the strong aroma at the same time, may have drunk the artificially made flavor tea.
So, how do we identify the authenticity of Jinxuan tea?
The following two big points teach you how to distinguish the authenticity of Jinxuan tea:
1. Tea soup and tea leaf aroma
The milk and floral aroma of Jinxuan tea needs to be carefully tasted and smelled after brewing to find that simply smelling the tea leaves will not have a strong milk aroma, so if you simply smell the tea leaves, you can obviously smell the milk or flower aroma, or the aroma in the tea soup is very obvious, and a single milk or floral aroma remains in the mouth for a long time, it may be a processed tea with added flavors and spices.
2. Tea price
Although Jinxuan tea belongs to the tea species that is easy to grow and has a large yield, due to the special aroma and the identity of Taiwan’s cultivated alpine tea, its price is in the middle and high price, if you find that the price of Jinxuan tea base drink is lower than or the same as the general base tea when buying hand-shake drinking, there is a high probability of using flavor tea.
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Jinxuan tea brewing method
Jinxuan oolong brewing temperature, hot brewing to use about 95 ° C hot water is the most moderate, if you want cold brewing is also very suitable, the use of tea bags or tea filters can be quickly brewed and easy to carry and drink, want to experience the complete fun of brewing tea, you can also follow the steps of brewing tea slowly enjoy the beauty of brewing tea to cultivate temperament.
The sweet aroma of Jinxuan makes people drink unforgettable, but drinking tea not only pays attention to the flavor, quality and added ingredients must be carefully checked, I believe that after reading this article, you must have a deeper understanding of Jinxuan tea.
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