Milk Oolong

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 340 ml

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  • “This is my first milk oolong and I can tell this will be the first of more to come. It is amazing and delicious. It is sweet, creamy but not in a rich sort of way, just smooth. I allowed it to...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve only had a few milk oolongs so far and I have liked them but at the same time they are all quite different. This one tastes like almond milk or coconut milk, almost. Sweet but nutty and...” Read full tasting note
  • “A SIPDOWN! Goodbye thepuriTea’s milk oolong. You were an awesome friend to me but since you are forever gone I will have to turn to other milk oolongs now. But you will always be My First.” Read full tasting note
  • “The first time I tried this one I wasn’t super impressed. I never came back to my sample because it didn’t ever call to me, but today I wanted a milk oolong and I don’t have many (any?) others in...” Read full tasting note

From thepuriTea

Milk Oolong is a one-of-a-kind tea. It has no added flavors – its fantastically milky, creamy flavor is the result of its terroir and harvest season. The rolled, blue-green leaves have an intense milk aroma, like milk toffee or hard milk candy, with a slight floral undertone. Likewise, the bright yellow brew is incredibly aromatic and flavorful. Its scents of creamy caramel, flavors of cream, milk, coconut milk and tangerine-infused crème fraiche, and finish of gardenias, ripe fruits and warm cream are remarkably indulgent. Later infusions are greener, more floral and equally complex. Milk Oolong is delicious on its own, or with fresh fruit salad or coconut cream pie and sliced peaches.

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Our mission is simple: to provide gourmet teas and practical teaware. We source all of our teas and teaware directly from China, Taiwan and India to ensure the maximum quality, value and freshness for our customers. By cutting out the middleman in our selection process, we can pass on savings to our customers and guarantee the quality of each and every one of our products.

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Someone threw out my Jasmine Pearl tea leaves before I could do another steeping so I went for this one next. This is a really great tea. I’ve never had Milk Oolong before this recent order. I got a sampler size and it’s good. I’m still trying to decide if it’s milk it tastes like or something else. Whatever it is, it’s like the others have been saying…yummy! The brew is a pale greenish yellow. The aroma is wonderful and matches the flavor well. If you haven’t had this tea before, get some quality stuff and try it. I haven’t tried other brands but this one from thePuriTea is worth the price! Standard disclaimer…I have no connection with them other than as a customer.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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328 tasting notes

Personally, this oolong is not for me. It has a vegetative flavor w/a creamy mouth feel….Just not a fan- I won’t even rate it as this seems to be a popular oolong…

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Oh no I LOVE this one. Sorry you didn’t like it.

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15 tasting notes

Thank you so much to SimplyJenW for sending me a sample of this! This tea blew my mind. Not in the sense that it tasted so good that my mind overloaded, (it does taste quite terrific mind you), but because it is alleged to be nothing but pure camellia sinensis. It’s very buttery and creamy, which kind of put me off at first smell, but once I took a sip I realized I was mistaken in my initial assessment. The best part, for me personally, is the aftertaste, when that creamy taste that’s lingering in my mouth mixes with the vegetal taste that I’ve come to expect from the greener oolong teas. That vegetal taste gets slightly stronger with subsequent infusions, but the creamy buttery taste is ever-present, and stays powerful long after the first infusion. I’m intrigued by this tea and may just have to buy myself some.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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427 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample. Dry this smells kind of sweet and abit of dark oolong. I steeped it up and this tastes sweet sort of vanilla like and abit of a dark 0olong. This is good.


Can’t wait for my puritea order to arrive so I can try this one..


Likewise Lori, I am super excited to get this and try it (hopefully this week)!!

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1015 tasting notes

Thanks to threewhales I’m getting to try another milk oolong! I definitely oversteeped this a bit but it isn’t bitter. The texture is a bit creamier than others I’ve tried, but I’m just not sure that I love milk oolongs. However, this is a pretty good one and I’m enjoying it!

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144 tasting notes

Smells fantastic . . . bright, sweet and beautiful! Tastes like those strawberry n’ cream candies and not much else as I’m left with a combination of ho-hum grassy and candy flavor in my mouth. It’s just . . . shallow.

Unfortunately, that seems to be a trend with teas from this company; teas with amazing aroma and zero substance. Very in-your-face and one-dimensional.

I guess I would use this to wean somebody off of full blown flavored teas?


News flash! Apparently they add natural essences to their teas to enhance aroma and flavor! Oh noes!!!


I know some brands do. So does that apply to all milk oolongs? and this one in particular?


it cant be all. honestly ive only had one other milk oolong and it was just an all around better tea, so i can imagine some companies (like this one) use additives to cover up deficiency in quality. unfortunate, really. its funny, though, because when i was browsing their website i got the impression that they weren’t a serious company. i still fell for the special offer but something in me knew they were marketing to the casual, relatively un-knowledgeable novice (especially female). thats not to say their teas are worthless. some are ok. now i feel bad.

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So I finally bought the famous Milk Oolong from thepuriTea and I have to say it’s simply amazing. What a tea. I’m so happy my Steepster buddies came through and suggested this tea. I steeped it using the gong fu or flash method as suggested in their preparation tab.
Tea: 2 healthy tea spons
Water: 180
Steeping: Rinsed the tea once. 1st Steep: 1 minute, 2nd Steep 1.5 min and the rest between 1.5-2. Got about 7 steeps out of it.

Great tea. I can’t wait to try more of their teas!

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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511 tasting notes

I had to try Milk Oolong sooner or later just to know what it’s all about. This one had spectacular reviews, so I went with it. I didn’t expect to like Milk Oolong based on descriptions, and, unfortunately, it turns out that my expectations were right.

The dry leaves and the brewed cup smell very buttery. I had a very buttery flavored tea before and it was not my cuppa, so I was afraid to take the first sip of this one. The flavor is not so buttery, though. The first taste I get is very similar to a green tea; sort of vegetal. I almost thought I was going to like it. But then there’s a coconut after taste. I knew of the potential coconut encounters going into this, but sometimes descriptions don’t always match my personal experiences, so I had to give it a chance.

I can now officially say that Milk Oolong isn’t my thing.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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23 tasting notes

Wow what a sensation. This is the first Milk oolong I have tried. Aroma is a warm milky almost almond milk or aroma of a rice porridge I make. Flavor is a fresh floral with a nuttiness. Very creamy in texture and very pleasing. I will be purchasing more of this. No bad aftertaste to speak of. Final notes of cream only stay on tounge for 5 to 10 seconds.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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156 tasting notes

Sipping on this one right now. I didn’t have any kind of instructions on how to brew, so I went with my standard for less oxidized oolongs. Pre-boil water, 5 second rinse, 45 second first steep. (Then a 1 minute steep, which I’m currently drinking.)
Hmmm. The smell of the wet leaves was very toasty and milky. It doesn’t carry over into taste so much, though. It’s sweet, nutty, vegetal, and slightly creamy. Kind of peachy-fruity. I’m getting more sweetness before I swallow and a lot more fruitiness in the aftertaste. The longer I wait between sips the more it leans toward a dry, white wine kind of fruitiness. That was unexpected. It’s not very “milky”, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing to me. I feel like I’m getting a hint of astringency—not very strong and certainly not unpleasant. Maybe I’ll use slightly cooler water next steep. Overall it makes a decent cup. Tastes better when it’s hotter! I might be getting some of this when it’s back in stock. (: I expect that I’ll be able to get at least 2-3 more infusions from the leaves. The third one will have to wait until I get back from a gallery opening! Grrr! I was so looking forward to it, but I’m out of time. Thanks QueenOfTarts for the lovely swap sample!

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