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  • “*Tea #35 from Another Traveling Tea Box* This tea is creamy and buttery with flavors of almond milk, peaches and freshly steamed broccoli and spinach popping up. It's less floral and more green...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Steeped according to package directions. Yummy is the word for this. I think this is the first milk oolong I've had - at least that I knew what it was. I had wondered why the "milk" and to be...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 512 tasting notes
  • “Second tea on the roster today. My first milk oolong and I'm on the fence about it. 1st infusion - The brew has a smell of cooked veggies, spinach-y greenness and it tastes the same as it smells....” Read full tasting note
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    Shadowfall 200 tasting notes
  • “This tastes... odd. I wonder if this was contaminated with some of the other stuff I ordered. The dried tea smells minty, which it should not, so I wonder if the bags aren't as air-tight as they...” Read full tasting note
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Golden Lily, also known as Jin Xuan or Milk O’olong, is a tightly-rolled Taiwanese green oolong with overwhelming natural notes of sweet cream and peaches. A wonderful tea for any tea drinker!

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Tea #35 from Another Traveling Tea Box

This tea is creamy and buttery with flavors of almond milk, peaches and freshly steamed broccoli and spinach popping up. It’s less floral and more green tasting than I was expecting. There’s also a lovely dry wine feeling to drinking it.

What surprised me most is that (at least when Western steeping) the first steep was the most pleasant. The quality held up for about four steeps, but the first one was easily the creamiest and sweetest. The veggie taste started taking over in 2 & 3.

It’s a very pleasant milk oolong, and honestly on that first steep (which was pretty much perfection), I was having a really hard time figuring out if it was going back in the box or not. But the following steeps made me realise I have others I prefer to this one. I’m still really glad I got to try it!

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Boiling

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Steeped according to package directions.

Yummy is the word for this. I think this is the first milk oolong I’ve had – at least that I knew what it was. I had wondered why the “milk” and to be honest, the idea of milk already being in dry tea was kind of a turn off. I realize that isn’t what it means, but the associations weren’t good. :)

It’s creamy, smooth and buttery. Two infusions so far and so good.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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Second tea on the roster today. My first milk oolong and I’m on the fence about it.
1st infusion – The brew has a smell of cooked veggies, spinach-y greenness and it tastes the same as it smells. Normally I don’t care too much for such a taste, but this is one that I keep sipping at. Lol. I don’t get the peaches taste that the desc describes, but maybe that’s why I keep sipping it. To try and find that. Maybe on the next infusion I’ll get it a bit better.
But it is pretty smooth and I only get a smidge of astringency out of it. No sugar added to this. I don’t think it would go well with the veggie taste. Sweet cooked spinach. Ugh. Lol.

2nd infusion – Same temp/4 min – Definitely getting better. The veggie smell/taste is toned way down for which I appreciate. It’s gotten sweeter and I might be getting a hint of peaches or something similar. Not too bad. Again, no sugar added to it.

I’m not sure I’d reorder this one, but it was a good one to try and I always enjoy something different.
When I get around to doing gongfu style brewings this might be a good candidate for it. I’d be interested to see what sort of flavors come out of it.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This tastes… odd. I wonder if this was contaminated with some of the other stuff I ordered. The dried tea smells minty, which it should not, so I wonder if the bags aren’t as air-tight as they should have been. If I concentrate, I can taste the milk oolong but there is definitely a spearmint flavor that is mingling in and I’m not sure I like it.

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3 min, 0 sec

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