This is a debut for me. I’ve never had a milky oolong before and I rather wish I could have got just a sample of it. Alas, since this is one of NBTs Tea Buff teas (I iz a tea buff! Hee!) and therefore only available to account holders, it was only available in 100g bags.
I was curious enough to get it anyway. Only one other person has posted about it here and since he a) was the person to tell me NBT existed in the first place and b) really liked it, I thought I’d go out on a limb.
I’m sure if I hate it there is someone out there in the Steepsterverse who won’t mind drinking it for me.
So. Milk vapours, eh? I have to say it sounds really odd! How did the first person to come up with this come up with it? “Let’s take some otherwise perfectly good oolong and give it an aroma of old milk. That would be awesome, yes?” Or maybe it was more like the way Lapsang Souchong was invented, when a merchant sold some smoke-damaged leaves to a dutch merchant, thinking the silly Europeans wouldn’t notice the difference anyway, and then it turned out that not only did they notice the difference, it was also hugely popular?
Whichever way it happened, we cannot get around the fact that these leaves smell like a warm yoghurt. Strawberry yoghurt even, which is a little odd, but it’s very very strawberry-y. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was flavoured.
After steeping it doesn’t smell so much of yoghurt and not at all strawberry yoghurt. It just smells kinda like your average green type oolong. With milk in it. And that, I have to say, is not a smell that is supposed to work on any level at all. It does have a certain sweetness though (I feel like I say that in all my posts) although it’s no longer recognisable as a particular type of fruit.
It’s extremely smooth to drink. It’s got a lot of oolong-y qualities and doesn’t taste at all of dairy. Thank Ceiling Cat for that! It just tastes a little thicker than normal. Like it would be something that might be able to stave off a craving for something creamy and unhealthy.
I’m not blown away by it, but I like it. It’s delicious. Just not in an OMGSOAWESOME way. I reacted differently to this one than I did to others that I gave this amount of points. But I still think it deserves this rating.