Milk Oolong

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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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  • “Also good, milky of course but different from Jin Xuan. Drank it last night and didn't keep notes, just remember I liked both and they did taste different but equally milk powerful. IIRC this one...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have to say, even though for the most part I've been drifting away from flavored teas, I seem to prefer flavored milk oolong over unflavored. I've found that unflavored milk oolongs can be a bit...” Read full tasting note
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    Mandyyyy 274 tasting notes

From Joy's Teaspoon

No one will believe that you didn’t add a drop of sweetner, or cream, to this cup!

Our Jin Xuan is a naturally creamy, sweet oolong tea from one of our favorite Taiwanese oolong growers. So what could they possibly do to impress us even more? They cranked up the “milk” factor! By adding natural milk flavors, they took those sweet cream flavors and sent them into orbit!

This tea is ideal for 3+ infusions. Steep at 195-200 to enhance the milky notes. Steep at 200-210 for more floral notes. The steeping time and temperatures below are simply a starting point for brewing and we recommend that you adjust those specs to suit your palate!

This tea has been harvested from the YiPingChun tea garden in Nantou, Taiwan (1500m above sea level). The Tea Master for this garden is Zhi Xing Chen. YiPingChun is approximately 35 hectares and began producing top quality Taiwanese oolongs in 2010.

Origins: Taiwan
Ingredients: Jin Xuan oolong tea, natural milk flavoring
Serving Amount: 1 tsp./8 oz. serving
Temperature: 195-210 degrees
Steep Time: 1st Steep – 1 minute, 2nd Steep – 45 seconds, 3rd Steeping – 1 minute/15 seconds
Serving Size: 1 oz. of tea will provide 12-15 single cup servings
Sourcing: Direct from Grower
Harvest Date: April 2013

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2 Tasting Notes

613 tasting notes

Also good, milky of course but different from Jin Xuan. Drank it last night and didn’t keep notes, just remember I liked both and they did taste different but equally milk powerful. IIRC this one had an extra vaguely floral-sweet aspect. Sorry I’m not more detailed right now! As flavored Milk Oolongs go, this one was fine but I think I like Teavivre’s a smidge more (I’m way into the way that one smells). On the other hand, Teavivre’s tends to make me jittery and this one was the opposite; it calmed me and didn’t feel very high in caffeine. Not sure why the difference. Both resteep well.

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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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I have to say, even though for the most part I’ve been drifting away from flavored teas, I seem to prefer flavored milk oolong over unflavored. I’ve found that unflavored milk oolongs can be a bit too floral for my taste, and the added cream flavors help mask that in the flavored versions.

This is no exception. Sweet, creamy, buttery, almost candy like, without too much floral notes. And the cream flavors hold up and keep going strong through the 3rd steep and beyond.

If you like creamy, milky, buttery teas, then this is worth a try.

Cheri

I’m the opposite.

Mandy

It seems most people are, and I’m surprised that I like flavored better, but it seems like I just do. Could also be because I’ve been drifting away from green oolongs, and flavored milk oolongs have less green oolong taste.

Cheri

Could be. I think the flavor just tastes funny to me. Off. Some more so than others.

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After all, Tea Ave is about all things Oolong, and we definitely think our teas is worth your try out and reviews, cheers.

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