Jin Xuan Milk Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Asparagus, Astringent, Broccoli, Butter, Floral, Grass, Orchid, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal, Violet, Artichoke
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 g 21 oz / 621 ml

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  • “I see a lot of people raving about milk oolong, and I saw this one in the tea box, so I decided to give it a try! The smell is similar to barley or buckwheat. This is the sort of tea that doesn’t...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Throwback Thursday! I’m surprised I still have some of this left; it’s getting quite old now (I ordered it in July of 2017, meep) so I’ve put a priority on trying to sip it down. I’ve had this one...” Read full tasting note
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From Strand Tea Company

Milk Oolong is one of those rare finds enjoyed by tea beginners and experts alike. It indeed has a light creamy flavor layered in on top of its orchid like notes and smooth taste. Our Jin Xuan Milk Oolong is high (mountain) grown in Taiwan at around 3500 feet in cool mists which allow the tea leaves to grow more slowly and develop better flavor. The method of processing was probably discovered by accident – and there are legends about it – but in modern times it basically involves initially processing the leaves in a very cool, air conditioned room, then suddenly steaming it just prior to final drying.

Strand Tea Staff rates it as a must try, even if you only try it once, just so you can see how unique and flavorful natural teas can be.

Ingredients: Natural Taiwan Jin Xuan tea leaf (no flavoring added)

Recommended Steeping Instructions: 1 scant tsp per cup, almost boiling water, steep 3-4 minutes

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I see a lot of people raving about milk oolong, and I saw this one in the tea box, so I decided to give it a try! The smell is similar to barley or buckwheat. This is the sort of tea that doesn’t need anything added. My first sip tasted like buttery water. The second sip tasted like buttery asparagus water. Ha, I shouldn’t be allowed to review straight teas. So anyway, this tea is buttery and nice!

Mastress Alita

I’d actually say that’s pretty accurate to what I usually taste with this tea, which is buttered brocolli!

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Throwback Thursday! I’m surprised I still have some of this left; it’s getting quite old now (I ordered it in July of 2017, meep) so I’ve put a priority on trying to sip it down. I’ve had this one western brewed and gong fu style, but have yet to make iced tea with it, which is always a solid way for me to work through sipdowns, so I figured I should try this tea iced now, just for another take on it if for nothing else.

I always use the OCTea online app to help me calculate my leaf-to-water ratios and it is typically spot-on for my personal preferences, but I think for oolong it may have been a bit overleafed on what it suggested, as this tastes a bit overleafed to me. It has a slightly sour/astringent vegetal note on the back of the tongue that I rarely ever get with a cold steep; next time I’ll try lowering the leaf and see if that subsides. It certainly doesn’t make it undrinkable, and I’ve already nearly finished the quart I brewed up. The tea has a very refreshing green flavor, and the predominant buttered brocolli flavor that I usually get from this tea when I steep it western style is still the strongest note. The vegetal flavor has notes of brocolli, spinach, asparagus, artichoke, and grass, and the smooth butteriness comes in near the end of the sip and lingers on the tongue. This has never been a particularly floral Jin Xuan for me, but occassionally I’ll catch a very subtle orchid/lilac note toward the end of the sip. Mostly the tea is very green, vegetal, and buttery, even when prepared steeped in cold water overnight. I’m surprised how much I like the taste iced, actually… aside from the fact I’m still trying to find the sweet spot with leaf-to-water amount. I love the warm, buttery flavor of Jin Xuan, but it’s quite refreshing as an iced tea, too.

Flavors: Artichoke, Asparagus, Astringent, Broccoli, Butter, Floral, Grass, Orchid, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 10 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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