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drank Milky Oolong by T2
58 tasting notes

I’ve been interested in trying a milk oolong for a while. My understanding is that the famed milk oolong is made only from a particular cultivar of tea and the milky/creamy flavour comes from the leaves. On closer inspection milk oolong this is not. Well maybe it is made from the milk oolong cultivar, I have no way of knowing but I do know it is a flavoured Oolong, the ingredients on the package make that clear enough. Flavoured with what though? I assume (happy to be proven wrong) that it is artificial flavouring as T2 will generally list the names of natural flavourings on their packages rather than use a vague term like “flavour”…

The taste? I can taste oolong in the background and some kind of sweet caramel flavour which is quite strong. It is nice enough but I can’t help but think that a darker oolong would bring more richness to whatever the added flavour is. A nice departure from caramel/vanilla flavoured black teas that are everywhere but the caramel/vanilla taste left in the mouth is exactly the same as these inexpensive flavoured black teas. I think most people would enjoy this tea even if they don’t like oolong but at the same time much better quality oolongs can be had for the same price or less. I guess I’m a little bitter because I think the naming of this tea is a bit deceptive, perhaps Creamy Oolong would have been better…

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
TheSurfinSipper

My thoughts entirely Alice! A ‘real’ Milky Oolong is hard to find (and T2 certainly doesn’t deliver the goods). At least, however, they are honest enough to list ‘flavoring’ on the ingredients, unlike many Chinese producers/distributors. You could try the Jin Xuan (pinyin for Milk Oolong) from Tea & Sympathy: http://teaandsympathy.com.au/collections/oolong-teas/products/jin-xuan-milk-oolong I wouldn’t say it is THE most delicious Milk Oolong I have ever tried (but then again I can’t even be sure that the ones that have topped it most in China were free from additives themselves), but it is pretty ‘true to type’ with a few interesting characteristics of it’s own. Not cheap mind you… I’ll post a review soon.

alice

Thanks for the links TheSurfinSipper. I just bought a bunch of new teas but will add jin xuan from tea and sympathy to my wish list :)

TheSurfinSipper

No problemo, I’ll let you know if I come across any other good ones in the meantime. A good jin xuan is a tea worth getting to know!

alice

I noticed teavivre have two, one flavoured and one unflavoured at good prices but I’ve never purchased from them before. They seem to have good review on here though.

I’m in a pickle at the moment. I moved to perth and didn’t bring much tea, not realising how long postage to Perth takes so now I have a large amount to tea in the post but absolutely none on my shelf. It is so tempting to order more but once it arrives I’ll have too much haha.

TheSurfinSipper

Too much tea? No such thing! Welcome to Perth btw!

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TheSurfinSipper

My thoughts entirely Alice! A ‘real’ Milky Oolong is hard to find (and T2 certainly doesn’t deliver the goods). At least, however, they are honest enough to list ‘flavoring’ on the ingredients, unlike many Chinese producers/distributors. You could try the Jin Xuan (pinyin for Milk Oolong) from Tea & Sympathy: http://teaandsympathy.com.au/collections/oolong-teas/products/jin-xuan-milk-oolong I wouldn’t say it is THE most delicious Milk Oolong I have ever tried (but then again I can’t even be sure that the ones that have topped it most in China were free from additives themselves), but it is pretty ‘true to type’ with a few interesting characteristics of it’s own. Not cheap mind you… I’ll post a review soon.

alice

Thanks for the links TheSurfinSipper. I just bought a bunch of new teas but will add jin xuan from tea and sympathy to my wish list :)

TheSurfinSipper

No problemo, I’ll let you know if I come across any other good ones in the meantime. A good jin xuan is a tea worth getting to know!

alice

I noticed teavivre have two, one flavoured and one unflavoured at good prices but I’ve never purchased from them before. They seem to have good review on here though.

I’m in a pickle at the moment. I moved to perth and didn’t bring much tea, not realising how long postage to Perth takes so now I have a large amount to tea in the post but absolutely none on my shelf. It is so tempting to order more but once it arrives I’ll have too much haha.

TheSurfinSipper

Too much tea? No such thing! Welcome to Perth btw!

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