There is such a luxury to spend an afternoon with a tea and tinker around in the kitchen.
So this is my first encounter with a milk oolong so take my review as not expert but a beginner I suppose.
My first steeping is at 3 minutes and I foolishly forgot to rinse the oolong first oh well.
Scent when brewed: Oolong orchid scent with delicious evaporated milk note very butter but underneath all of that is warm cereal with butter think cream of wheat. There is just a hint of sweet greenness though, think angelica. I am also reminded of creamed honey probably due to the floral note.
Taste: Delicate, texture is incredibly silky and full. Sweetness then butter and grain finish. The cooler the tea gets the more milk quality comes out. Just the tiniest hint of astringency.
Second steep (4 minutes)
Scent: The greenness of the oolong is far more present. The milk and butter note even more prominent the orchid quality really comes out.
Flavor: The green edge of the oolong really shows through. The hot cereal quality coming through even more, but less silky texture. A hint of astringency coming through.
Third Steeping (6 minutes)
Scent: Whoa the orchid is in full bloom. The milk is now definitely the supporting character.
Flavor: Oh, the sweetness has come out. The milk once again becoming more supportive. Really sweet long finish but not overpowering. The roasting of the oolong also really showing. No astringency. The creamy mouth feel returns.
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Creamy, Grain, Honey, Milk, Orchid, Wheat