Quangzhou Milk Oolong
Description: Milk oolong has such a unique taste that many stories have evolved to explain its unusual flavor. The unique is the result of a sudden shift in temperature during harvest that is an extremely rare occurrence. One of the many legends of milk oolong explains that the first time this shift occurred was centuries ago when the moon fell in love with a comet passing through the night sky. The comet, passed by, burned out and vanished. The moon, in her sorrow caused a great wind to blow through the hills and valleys bringing about a quick drop in temperature. The next morning, local tea pluckers went out to collect their fresh leaves. To their surprise, when the tea was processed it had developed an amazing milky character, which was attributed to the motherly character of the old moon. So smoooth, this tea from the Wuyi Mountains of China is often referred to as silk oolong. 185° 1-2 level teaspoon tea per 8 ounces water; steep for 5 minutes. Multiple infusions encouraged.