365 Teas Challenge > Day 260 - Jin Mu Dan Yancha

Another brilliant tea to post about. However, I have very little information to provide you with. As I searched about this yancha variety online, it is known as golden peony and it has started to gain popularity over the recent years.

What I know is that it is advertised as high mountain oolong tea from Wuyi. As you see it does not have a high roast nor oxidation but charcoal taste was present and it was lovely. According to this source, Jinmudan is a new hybrid cultivar created by the Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences by breeding Iron Goddess (铁观音) as the mother plant and Huangyan (黄棪) as the father plant. I can say that it was unique in terms of its flavours and aromas. Especially the floral note I got was quite characteristic I thought.


It was easy to steep and drink this oolong. I found that the liquor had a great balance between toasty, floral and fruity notes. Definetely one of the mellowest yancha I have ever tested. I have to say I am intrigued!


Tea Profile:


Type: Oolong

Origin: Wuyi Shan, Fujian

Harvest time: 2019

Leaf colour: Tones of dark green

Liquor colour: Dark yellow

Tea aroma: Floral and smoky

Tea taste: Slighlty sweet with toasty floral and fruity

Steeping/brewing: Place 8 g of this tea in a teapot or gaiwan and add about 100-120 ml water at around 100°C. Rinse after 5 sec. Steep for 15 seconds for the second time and increase the consecutive steeping time by 10 seconds each time. You can steep this tea up to six or seven times.

Shelf life: Up to three years.

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