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drank Milk Oolong by American Tea Room
1851 tasting notes

Sipdown, 198. This was briefly in my cupboard again thanks to Ellen. I haven’t had this tea in a looong time. I finished the last of my first sample about a year ago and haven’t restocked, partly due to it’s price but mostly due to my desire to drink down my cupboard some more before restocking.

So I am wondering if I will still be in love with this one after all this time, and hoping it still lives up to my memory of it. Glad I looked at my previous notes before steeping this because it has somewhat different parameters than I usually steep oolongs at. It certainly smells delicious. Creamy and milky and a little bit fruity. Yeah, this tea is as good as I remember. It’s just soooo buttery and peachy-floral. My boyfriend just came over and smelled it (he often does, he is not a tea drinker and his typical response is “smells like tea” no matter what kind of tea it is) and he couldn’t quite make heads or tails of it so he just said it smells like dragons. :D

This was my first milk oolong, and it skewed my idea of what milk oolongs should be… since it’s not even a real milk oolong! It is a tieguanyin, not a jin xuan. It’s just so milky that it deserves the name milk oolong. I haven’t come across a jin xuan that was as creamy as this one so I am always disappointed. But it’s those TGY buttery notes that make this one so good, and no Taiwanese oolong I’ve had has ever had that much butter to it. Nice to confirm that I do love this one that much, and that I will be eventually getting more of it (some day).

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Ugh, my boyfriend thinks all tea “smells like tea” too! I don’t understand! Especially when I make him smell flavoured teas that are definitely not just tea-aromed. Cute that your boy said it smelled like dragons though, haha!

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Kittenna

Ugh, my boyfriend thinks all tea “smells like tea” too! I don’t understand! Especially when I make him smell flavoured teas that are definitely not just tea-aromed. Cute that your boy said it smelled like dragons though, haha!

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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