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I’m still a bit put off by Tillerman Tea since I was last there and one of their salespeople tried to sell me a milk oolong by telling me it gets its flavor from being washed with milk. :-/ I also prefer to purchase my tea from places which are upfront about when and where the tea was harvested. There is no year, never mind month or season of harvest on the package. Oh well.

This tea initially seemed much like a milk oolong which had been roasted. The wet leaves had a juicy smell that reminds me of a Phoenix oolong after the initial steeping. The wet leaves after the second steeping had a heavier roasted aroma. I enjoyed this tea, but I found it a little strange that the smell of the leaves, the flavor of the broth, and the aftertaste didn’t really seem like they could be from the same tea. I can’t wait to try it again, though. :-)

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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Tea Sipper

Ew, no tea is actually washed in milk though, right? It would probably go bad.. in an hour.

mrmopar

I found that funny too! Tea washed in milk………????

TastyBrew

That’s hilarious.

CharlotteZero

This is actually not the only time I’ve heard that milk was somehow involved in producing milk oolong. It is a really silly and somewhat gross idea!

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Tea Sipper

Ew, no tea is actually washed in milk though, right? It would probably go bad.. in an hour.

mrmopar

I found that funny too! Tea washed in milk………????

TastyBrew

That’s hilarious.

CharlotteZero

This is actually not the only time I’ve heard that milk was somehow involved in producing milk oolong. It is a really silly and somewhat gross idea!

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