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Suggestions for Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'

I was wondering if anyone was willing to share or suggest tea companies (preferably online) that offer good quality Milk Oolong. There seems to be much debate on the exact methods used to create these teas and I am hesitant on making a poor choice purchase.

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Alphakitty said

Teavivre’s is very nice, and DAVIDsTea has a very popular (but expensive!) one as well.

Thanks Alphakitty! I will look into these both.

Kittenna said

I think the DT recently dropped in price. I quite like it (but haven’t had it since the price drop, so hope that doesn’t reflect a drop in quality as well).

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sherubtse said

Although I haven’t tried the one from Mountain tea, I would expect their Jin Xuan would be a fine tea (and inexpensive, to boot):

http://www.mountaintea.com/collections/green-oolong/products/jin-xuan-milk-oolong

Best wishes,
sherubtse

Thanks, for your suggestion! For some reason, I’ve never heard of mountaintea.com – have you tried the quality of their other teas?

Meeka said

Pureleaf, I tried a sample of their Four Seasons oolong a while back, and it was pretty good; customer service also. I really should place an order with them – just have to drink up what I have first :P

sherubtse said

Pureleaf, I have indeed tried their teas. And I like what I have tasted. In fact, I placed a large-ish order with them several days ago via their Facebook special (which I posted about elsewhere).

Best wishes,
sherubtse

tperez said

Sherubtse Any particular teas you’d recommend from them? That offer they have going looks too good to resist :)

sherubtse said

tperez, your choice of teas depends on what you like. I quite liked the Imperial Pearl, for example, as it has some nice characteristics of a red tea. The medium roast TGY I am brewing today has alluring undertones of honey and an aftertaste of peach.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

tperez said

Thanks, I had been looking at the Imperial Pearl, it sounds interesting :)

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I also like thepuriTea’s Milk Oolong … and Mandala Tea has a good one too.

As always, your suggestions and replies are most helpful. Mandala Tea is on the top of the list. Haven’t really check out thepuriTEA, so on I go to investigate. Thanks, for your help.

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mrmopar said

i would say teavivre, mandala, or berylleb(on ebay). all great sellers of good stuff.

Wow, berylleb has great prices. I’ll take your suggestion on them, trusting that you’ve used them before. They seem to have good prices on puerh – especially tuochas and mini cakes! Thank you.

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Dinosara said

I think my favorite Jin Xuan is Teavivre’s (unflavored variety). You definitely know that one is not subjected to wierd flavorings.

Tea from Taiwan offers a sample pack of Jin Xuans that includes one flavored one and a couple of unflavored, which was educational but I wasn’t really a fan of any of them.

I have generally not been thrilled with any tea labeled as “Quangzhou Milk Oolong”, which I suspect all come from the same supplier.

I expect American Tea Room’s Milk Oolong might get recommended here, and indeed it is really super delicious, but you should know that it is actually a Tieguanyin, not a traditional Milk Oolong. It is very creamy, though, and very expensive.

This thread has reminded me that I need to try Mandala’s Milk Oolong as well!

The sample pack that you mentioned above from Tea from Taiwan is definitely on the list. Sounds interesting. Thanks!

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Thanks to all! I may have to order from a few of these that have been suggested. Actually, that is the purpose – I’m preparing for an upcoming purchase.

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As Liberteas said, Mandala Tea’s milk oolong for sure. It blew me away.

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And if you’re looking for the creamy aspect of milk oolongs, I would stay away from Teavivre’s. Theirs is good but it’s much more floral and less creamy, whereas with Mandala’s it was extremely “milky”.

Thanks for the additional follow up statement here. This makes sense and helps clarify what I’m looking for. Yes, more milky is the desired overall taste. This was most helpful!

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julesbean said

This thread is awesome. I love milk oolong & am on a quest for a few new ones. Tin Roof Teas in Raleigh, N.C. Has an awesome milk oolong. You can purchase from their website. I’m going to check out Mandala. I’ve never heard of them.

tinroofteas.com – Is this the right tea shop? If so, they look like they have a TON of teas to offer! Very nice. I’m always looking for other shops that offer good tea and customer service. Thanks, for sharing.

julesbean said

Yes. You’ve got the correct tea shop. It is a fabulous tea shop! I’m just nuts about their milk oolong!

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