Monk's Blend

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Jasmine Green Tea, Oolong, White Tea
Flavors
Cream, Grain, Jasmine, Smooth, Creamy, Floral, Milk, Green, Butter, Flowers, Grass, Peach, Fruity, Mineral
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 oz / 360 ml

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The zen is mightier.

This deliciously delicate blend is inspired by the tea traditions of monks in rural China. The story goes that these monks had to beg for their tea each morning, receiving small gifts of whatever people had on hand. This resulted in an unusual medley of many different tea types – from delicate white teas to rich oolongs and everything in between. The result? An intriguing melange of flavours, known as a “monk’s blend.” And with floral jasmine pearls and velvety milk oolong, this luxurious blend is inspired by those classic mixes. Delicately perfumed and lightly creamy, it’s pure heaven in a cup.

Ingredients: White tea, milk oolong tea, jasmine green tea pearls, natural milk flavouring (derived from lactose).

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26 Tasting Notes

60
3 tasting notes

Slightly and intriguingly salty, which is probably what I liked the most about it. No wonder it’s currently unavailable!

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69 tasting notes

Very light and creamy in taste. The jasmine green tea pearls are not a predominant flavour, I might add some Butterfly Jasmine to this one next time (also to preserve my dwindling stash). I find the milk oolong is the predominant flavour and smell, with the white tea sort of mellowing the entire experience.

I typically do not love oolong tea, so the first time I drank this I was pleasantly surprised at how the tea seemed to maintain its delicacy even with such a large amount of oolong in it. This is the perfect morning cup of tea for me in the warmer months, as I often can not stomach a bold black tea on hot mornings. I prefer this tea with a short steep time and low temperature water to maintain its delicacy, when it’s steeped over three minutes I’ve found the oolong flavour can become much too strong.

Flavors: Cream, Grain, Jasmine, Smooth

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

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314 tasting notes

Having a pot of this since I need to finish it off, although there’s still enough left for a mug another time after this. This is like a mix of milk oolong and the floralness of jasmine tea. It makes a good blend, especially if one of those two is just too much for you. It’s light, but also creamy. It’s a good straight tea, but I’ll be fine when it’s gone.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Jasmine, Milk

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90
1 tasting notes

So I went to DavidsTea for boxing day and when I saw that they had their “Spring Collection” box set on sale for half price I had to buy it. This is my favorite tea in the set. Unlike most of the teas at DavidsTea, this one has no artificial flavoring. There is a sweet, milky flavor from the oolong and a floral note from the green tea. I can already tell my 25g pouch isn’t going to last long. Too bad they discontinued it!

Flavors: Jasmine, Milk

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Michelle

Seasonal teas are always limited edition. Sadly.

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90
1 tasting notes

I really love milk oolong but sometimes find oolong too dark and astringent for me. I was pleased to find this blend mellowed it out perfectly, while maintaining the milk flavoring and not overpowering with jasmine. I was surprised by how much I liked the jasmine and milk together. I enjoy it straight as well as with just a tiny bit of sugar. I was also surprised to note how good it was cold—I left half a mug on the counter in the morning when I was rushing to work and found I liked it almost better when I got home that night because the flavors were more pronounced. I got this with my frequent steeper points and may have to use my next ones to get each of the components of this tea so I can mix it up again when I run out.

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87 tasting notes

It’s like a more affordable blend of DAVIDsTEA’s Quangzhou Milk Oolong. The milk flavouring is most important to me, and it’s not smothered by the white and green tea flavours, so ultimately I’m satisfied. I even steeped my tea leaves twice and still enjoyed my second cup!

Flavors: Cream, Milk

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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561 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this tea. It is a nice traditional tea when you don’t feel like having flavored tea-which is a strange occurrence for me. But I guess one does need a break from everything once in awhile lol

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31 tasting notes

Very good mixtures of the pearls, oolong, and white. I wish it was a little cheaper but at this price it is still very worth it.

Recommend this one for sure!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1088 tasting notes

Tried this for the first time today. Interesting and strange mix of jasmine and milk oolong. I liked it, but throughout the cup, every sip was what? what? just getting used to the oddness of the two tastes in tandem.

The first steep was far more milk oolong on top of jasmine. The second steep was jasmine up front with milk oolong far in the background. Unfortunately, followed by an aftertaste of bitterness of oversteeped restaurant jasmine tea even though my steeps had been cool and quick.

I had left a full carry mug of this overnight and it is delicious cold. Yum.

Flavors: Cream, Green, Jasmine, Milk

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Daylon R Thomas

I did that one Gong Fu since the Milk Oolong was so bitter.

Evol Ving Ness

I thought it was the jasmine green and white that was bitter.

In my first steep, the milk oolong came in smooth and true.

Daylon R Thomas

The bitterness was with the thick buttery body when I had it, but I think you’re right.

Evol Ving Ness

To me, it seemed like two different happenings: the milk oolong and the jasmine rather than a united taste.

I was hoping that the creamy butteriness of the milk oolong would come through in later steeps too, but after the first steep, that was done. I didn’t bother doing a third steep after the bitterness of the second. Perhaps, I should try as an experiment. I will report on this once I get around to this tea again.

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91 tasting notes

Had a sample packet of this from DAVIDs. It has a nice grassy aroma. Once brewed, the creamy flavour of the milk oolong and milk flavouring mixes with the white tea and jasmine accents. There’s a small amount of bitterness to it especially as it cools, but it’s not unpleasant.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Flowers, Grass, Jasmine

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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