This is a debut for me. I’ve never had a milky oolong before and I rather wish I could have got just a sample of it. Alas, since this is one of NBTs Tea Buff teas (I iz a tea buff! Hee!) and therefore only available to account holders, it was only available in 100g bags.

I was curious enough to get it anyway. Only one other person has posted about it here and since he a) was the person to tell me NBT existed in the first place and b) really liked it, I thought I’d go out on a limb.

I’m sure if I hate it there is someone out there in the Steepsterverse who won’t mind drinking it for me.

So. Milk vapours, eh? I have to say it sounds really odd! How did the first person to come up with this come up with it? “Let’s take some otherwise perfectly good oolong and give it an aroma of old milk. That would be awesome, yes?” Or maybe it was more like the way Lapsang Souchong was invented, when a merchant sold some smoke-damaged leaves to a dutch merchant, thinking the silly Europeans wouldn’t notice the difference anyway, and then it turned out that not only did they notice the difference, it was also hugely popular?

Whichever way it happened, we cannot get around the fact that these leaves smell like a warm yoghurt. Strawberry yoghurt even, which is a little odd, but it’s very very strawberry-y. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was flavoured.

After steeping it doesn’t smell so much of yoghurt and not at all strawberry yoghurt. It just smells kinda like your average green type oolong. With milk in it. And that, I have to say, is not a smell that is supposed to work on any level at all. It does have a certain sweetness though (I feel like I say that in all my posts) although it’s no longer recognisable as a particular type of fruit.

It’s extremely smooth to drink. It’s got a lot of oolong-y qualities and doesn’t taste at all of dairy. Thank Ceiling Cat for that! It just tastes a little thicker than normal. Like it would be something that might be able to stave off a craving for something creamy and unhealthy.

I’m not blown away by it, but I like it. It’s delicious. Just not in an OMGSOAWESOME way. I reacted differently to this one than I did to others that I gave this amount of points. But I still think it deserves this rating.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

The Formalities

Contact Angrboda by email: [email protected]
Contact Ang on IM on Google chat

Find Ang on…
Steam: Iarnvidia (Or Angrboda. She changed her display name and now is not certain which one to search for. She uses the same picture though, so she is easily recognised)
Goodreads: Angrboda
Livejournal: See website.
Dreamwidth: Ask her

Bio last updated February 2014





Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer