Quangzhou Milk Oolong

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Oolong Tea
Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea
Creamy, Floral, Smooth, Cream, Milk, Green, Mineral, Sweet, warm grass, Tannin, Earth, Vanilla, Butter, Nutty, Sweet, Fish Broth, Fishy, petrichor, Plants, Orchid, Vegetal, Caramel, Honey, Honeysuckle, Spinach
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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This ultra-rare oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.

Ingredients: Chinese oolong tea from the Fujian province, natural flavouring.

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303 Tasting Notes

189 tasting notes

Appearance: large dark oolong kernel
Aroma when Dry: sweet, nutty, creamy
After water is first poured: sweet nutty creamy rice notes
At the end of first steep: sweet, creamy, nutty
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: clear
Staple? type Yes, would use brand again
Preferred time of day: afternoon, evening
At first?: Nutty, mineral notes, velvety sweet close
As it cools?: Notes of chestnut, pecan, and milkiness surface, joining the other notes, tea deepens and layers
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, sticky rice and nutty notes, pine nut, hazelnut notes

Second Steep (4min):
At first: sweet, mineral notes, then nuttiness
As it cools: mineral notes linger much longer, nutty notes deepen

Third Steep (5min):
Nutty, thick mineral notes, velvety, creamy close

Fourth Steep (5min):
Creamy nutty notes blend, light velvety close

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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1184 tasting notes

This tea has some sentimental value for me. It was one of the first straight teas that I tried, and for sure the first straight oolong…I have been hooked ever since! I remember saying to my tea friend (that has since moved away) “who would want to drink a tea that tastes like flowers, butter, and spinach?” Oh man, I was naive! Lol. That was probably about 6 years ago, before I joined Steepster and began my tea obsession!

There are much higher quality milk oolongs (I’m looking at you Mandala Tea), but I enjoy this one as well. It doesn’t deserve my previous 97 rating though, because it isn’t THAT good.

Resteep 7 minutes.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Mandala Tea’s milk oolong, oh yes! Yes, yes, yes!!!

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250 tasting notes

It’s my birthday today… what’s better than birthday cake?

This tea. Oh, and smoked gouda cheese. But mostly this tea.

To reiterate my other reviews…
First steep @ 94°C for 2 min: creamy, buttery notes first, which subtly z give way to something reminiscent of leafy greens, with the slightest hint of sweetness.

Second steep @ 95°C for 4 min: Like the first, but much more delicious!

Third steep @ 96°C for 5 min: Almost identical in taste to the first, less flavourful than the second.

Fourth steep @ 98°C for 7 min: Still delicious. Might even get a 5th!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Happy Birthday to you…… :))


Happy birthday, Faith. :)


Scott & Angrboda: Why, thank-you!


Happy birthday!

Kay Kanada

Happy happy birthday! Enjoy the freedom of eating copious amounts of cake!


Happy Birthday Faith!! <=D


Amy, Kay, & Indigo: Thanks guys!


ah I’m late, happy belated! :D

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1904 tasting notes

The dry tea smells green and spinach-y with hints of something sweet and flowery. The taste – oh the flavour! This is what a milk oolong is supposed to taste like! It’s almost like drinking smooth, sweet cream rather than tea. I can also taste some very faint floral notes – the tea description says orchid, but the flavour suggests something more like honeysuckle to me.

This tea comes dangerously close to being as good as the milk oolong I had from The O Dor – which officially ranks as The Best Tea Ever in my books. That tea had a thickness and butteriness that this tea doesn’t seem to have, but other than that I think this one matches up.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
CMT 雲 山 茶

It wouldn’t surprise me if they added milk flavor.


You had to burst my bubble, didn’t you? ;P

CMT 雲 山 茶

For health reasons they would have to disclose any additives. Be interesting to ask them.


The ingredient list online (which seems to always note flavour additives when there are some – It would be foolish for them to list some and not others) lists nothing other than Chinese oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains.

CMT 雲 山 茶

Doesn’t mean the Milk flavor wasn’t added in China before it got to Davids.


But if it was added before they got it, is it something they would have to disclose anymore, especially since they wouldn’t necessarily be aware? These sitations of responsibility interest me.. :)


With most milk teas the milk flavor is added by the Tea Master during the processing. The milk flavor does not occur naturally in the leaves themselves. In the situation here it was most likely added where the tea was proccessed…China.

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8947 tasting notes


I tried this one today purely because when I opened the can, it smelled very similar to oolong creme from sloane that I love. So I figured that maybe this would be similar and then I’d be able to declare with a resounding YES! It’s milky oolongs that I love. But sadly, that’s not to be. Now, to be fair, this is a uch more pleasant cup that most oolongs, and I am enjoying it. But I’d rather drink sloane’s version…in a heartbeat, mostly because I don’t love oolongs, so I have zero desire to spend my time on oolongs that are not as yummy :)

This for sure has that milky creaminess that I love…but there’s a slightly more floral taste to this one on the tail end of the sip. It’s not that “oolong taste” that I don’t like but it is a bit sweetly floral. So, while I don’t hate this one, ill drink another instead.


Was this really a sipdown? Or merely a “I tried a sample and didn’t like it and am leaving the rest of this in the tin”? :P


Bwahahaha….it’s a sipdown in my books since I only added Nicole’s teas to my cupboard so that I could track what I hadn’t tried or tried after the cranberry pear mix up. Eventually ill be tossing them all into a swap post unless she magically can drink tea again. I’m house sitting that tea, and didn’t want it in the first place so I can do that if I want! Lol

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90 tasting notes

Sprung for the tin this time! Now we never have to be apart again…

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

and they lived happily every after! yay. (i fantasize about a tin of this too. but i need to earn it cuz yo i have way too much tea already)

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

I will have to get some soon. I love it so much! Maybe I can get 25g at a time until it’s full :P


I was supposed to earn it too. I tried buying a little bit at a time, and then I would run out in record time and be sad. It got to a point where I had to break the cycle! At least that’s how I’m justifying it ;)


recently i’m realizing really clearly how my tastes are growing and changing. which is great because tea keeps becoming valuable and exciting to me in new ways. but the problem is that now i tend to have too much of the wrong kind of tea and not enough of the right kind. my sister, who got me into tea in the first place, is moving in within the month. after seeing how tea moves between us, i may have to do a spring cleaning of sorts just so i can make room for more deliciousness like this oolong.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

I agree with everything you said. It’s kind of problematic though.


Shmiracles – same here; i’ve only been into tea for a short time and already my tastes have shifted quite a bit. i’m considering a spring cleaning too. it will be fun to have a tea buddy once your sister moves in. i envy you…i live with a coffee fanatic lol
whatshesaid – it definitely is, especially with the pricier ones!

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127 tasting notes

This sample comes from Alysha. I was in the mood for a Milk Oolong today, as I always seem to when I’m sick, so I figured it was a good time to try this one out. It smells delicious!

Brewed it smells nice and milky, creamy, and buttery with sweet notes and roasted notes. Yum.

Taste-wise, this is one of the more awesome Milk Oolongs I’ve tried. Very creamy mouthfeel and taste – nice and milky, too. There are also slight buttery notes in here, especially at the end of the sip. I’m also getting hints of roasted oolong flavor – not sure why, but it’s tastey and pairs nicely with the creamy flavors. This is one smooth cuppa. Glad I decided to try this one today. Seems it was just what I needed.

Thanks again, Alysha! Very happy to have tried this one – might just find its way into my permanent stash!

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec

This is one of my faves. So glad you enjoyed it!

Emily M

Its pretty darn good! Thanks for sharing it. =)

Marcel Duchamp

I need to try this one. I’m loving Milk Oolongs lately.

Emily M

They’re my comfort tea. I can always find a Milk Oolong I like.

Marcel Duchamp

I ordered 4oz of the Whistling Kettle one! haha.

Emily M

WOW! Haha. I always have that one around. It was the first I tried, and I live near the store/tearoom, so it’s easy to get.

Marcel Duchamp

Thanks again for introducing me to it :-)

Emily M

Glad to share!

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1711 tasting notes

I finally get to try the illustrious Quangzhou Milk Oolong. I’ve been saving it until I had time to really enjoy it, and give it a good three steeps.

The scent of the dry leaf isn’t a surprise. That classic oolong semi-floralness mixed in with milkiness. Like a true cup of milk mixed in with the tea leaves. Weird side note, though. While I was waiting for the water to boil and had my tea ready to go in my Tea Stick, I caught a whiff of cheese. Like creamy havarti. Took me a while to realize it was coming from the tea!

I didn’t write down how long each steep was for, but if I remember correctly, I steeped this the first time for around four minutes at approximately 90°C. The steeped tea smelled similar to the dry leaf, although I found the milky aspect to blossom and take over the other notes. Now for the taste. Initially, I got a touch of floral, but the more I drank it, the more that went away. This has a wonderful, classic, underlying oolong, but the milkiness is domineering. It tastes like milk, but in a “dairy” way. I can’t really describe what I mean by that. It’s a more savoury milky note than sweet.

The second steep was even milkier. That slightly floral taste I was getting before was at this point gone entirely. And the milkiness got even creamier. A tad sweeter, as well. Second round definitely won. There was the perfect balance amongst all the flavours. It was more buttery, sweeter, and creamier.

The third steep was already getting rather weak. With the hint of floral long gone and the sweetness of the second steep gone as well, this started to almost taste like that havarti I was smelling earlier. That milkiness was going a little sour too. Not in an atrociously disgusting way, but it was noticeable.

Anyway, blah blah blah, that was my Quanqzhou Milk Oolong adventure. I bought about 16g or so, so I’ll gladly finish it off, but I’m not sure if I would buy it again? This made me realize that I prefer my oolongs on the more floral side. It’s still a marvellous tea.


definitely not my fave milky oolong, the DT version… though it’s been eons since I had any and I know the season makes a difference.
Now I’m curious about the havarti!


This is my first milk oolong, so I have nothing else to compare it to. The havartiness was interesting but not sure if I’d want to stock up on drinkable cheese haha.


It does make a good starter MO! you can only go up from there :)

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2392 tasting notes

Thank you Amanda for including this in your tea sample sale! I’ve wanted to try a milk oolong for a while now!

The first steep was for four minutes. The unsteeped leaves smell like a sugary sweet, creamy floral oolong. And that is basically what it tastes like — sweet & creamy! This type of oolong just naturally tastes like this without flavoring? It is strangely like drinking actual milk… but with a nice floral oolong with it. I really don’t drink a ton of milk, so this is way better in my opinion. I had second & third steeps at 4 & 7 minutes that were both equally delicious. I wish I had more to say about this one – it is very complex. I love creamy teas and nice oolongs, so this one is amazing!

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123 tasting notes

HEY! This is my 100th!

This is the last of the samples I got with my order and I put off trying it because…because…because the name was boring! (I mean, come on. They sent me Love Tea #7 and Strawberry Shortcake and some kind of milky oolong?)

I was so wrong. I’m on my second steeping now and am going to pop for the 100 gram tin. Then I have to stop buying tea for awhile.

Buttery, creamy. Just like everybody said before. So interesting! How can tea do this? I started out on Steepster thinking I wanted to learn about black teas but the oolongs and some green teas are really fascinating.

Having this with coconut lemongrass chicken and I almost don’t want to eat because it might disrupt the tea flavors.

Oh, and why does the packet say to steep 4-7 minutes? So glad I didn’t pay attention to that.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

Happy 100! And what a great tea for your 100th review


Am on 4th steep and it’s still making me happy. The flavor is a little light by now, but it still smells delicious.


Yay for 100th!!!! :)

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