This is my first experience with both milk oolong and DAVIDsTEA, and I’m very very happy with both. The shipping from DAVIDsTEA was fast and free, and the teas came packaged in appealing foil pouches describing the contents and providing steeping instructions. The inclusion of a free tin with every 100g purchase is a wonderful bonus, and I expect I’ll have more than my fair share of DAVIDsTEA tins laying around soon!
Not knowing at all what to expect from a milk oolong, I was mildly surprised at its nondescript appearance and absolutely blown away by the smell – this may as well be a stick of butter in a bag! The leaves are rolled up and dark green, and light! The 25g bag I purchased seems like it’ll last me a fair while.
The butter smell yields a bit to an earthy, herbal scent in the steep, and is nearly gone by the time I’m putting the cup to my lips. The flavor sticks around though! This is all cream, honestly one of the smoothest teas I’ve been able to try, with just the right amount of grassy aftertaste to remind me I am, in fact, drinking something made from a plant. The liquor is a perfect golden yellow, classic oolong appearance. Upon multiple steepings, the grassy flavor becomes more prominent, which is not a bad thing in the least.
This tea impressed me with the novelty, but wasn’t gimmicky enough that I felt iffy about finishing the bag. I have heard tale of a coconut-flavored milk oolong, and that sounds like an absolute dream. I’d purchase this again.