Dry: Tightly rolled dark olive colored leaves with lighter stems peeking out here and there. Smells fresh, a bit buttery, and vegetal without being grassy or hay-like.
Steeped: Pale clear light olive liquor. The leaves unfurl while brewing and show how large and lovely they are. Like with most quality oolongs, make sure there is plenty of room in the infuser before steeping. Smells just like the dry scent with a creamy aroma noted once brewed.
Taste: I’ve never had other flavored or unflavored milk oolongs to compare to, but I have been enjoying this tea. It is vegetal, buttery, every so slightly floral, and smooth. I am not getting milk taste per-se, but an overall creaminess to the feel on the palate. It is a rich and pleasurable oolong to sip and I am glad I purchased a larger size tin to enjoy it all the longer.