Jingxuan Mingcha - What Kind of Chinese Tea?

I have a can of jingxuanmingcha chinese tea. Can you tell me what kind of tea this is? All the writing is in Chinese except the metal lid that says jingxuanmingcha.

The leaves are long and silver to greenish in colour.

The brewed tea is light orange and very smooth to drink with an addictive taste when sweetened.


Hey, I am not an expert in Taiwanese tea, but as far as I am aware, Jingxuan is a tea plant that is widely cultivated in Taiwan.

From your description of brewed tea liquor (light orange) and flavor (smooth) it sounds like an oolong tea, probably a green, lightly oxidised oolong.

Just a guess. If you have further information or photo I can try to help a little better.

I hope this helps.


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Oct 04, 2009
by: Anonymous

Jingxuan Mingcha (in chinese charactors: 精選名茶) means Excellent choice tea. It could be any tea but has to be a good quality.

Dec 16, 2009
Lovely big Flowers
by: Kaz

Hi - i also have a tin of this tea - green tea with gold lid - all in chinese. The tea comes in the form of a dried bud - about the size of a thumbtip..when steeped it expands to a flower type of shape. I'm wondering where i can buy this online.

Dec 16, 2009
green tea
by: Tea lover

the tea that expands into a flower is probably jasmine - it is green tea - they use the flowers for tea

Jan 30, 2016
by: Anonymous

Received a can of this tea from A Chinese coming back from China. Not Taiwan. GREEN TEA FROM CHINA.

Apr 02, 2016
Green Tea
by: Lisa

I bought a can of it in China, they told me it was Green Tea.

Oct 21, 2016
Excellent choice tea
by: Alekx

The first answer is correct.

精選名茶 Jingxuan Mingcha Excellent choice tea

Do not confuse with

金萱 Jin Xuan Milk tea

Jan 24, 2017
Where to buy online?
by: Anonymous

Antone knows where to buyit online? I was given a can as a gifts and i want more. Thanks!

Feb 02, 2017
Where to buy
by: Julian

Here, there are many online shops selling Chinese tea. You can google around, or check out my tea shop below. Just scroll through the various green teas and fine one that you like.


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