Milky Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea
Chocolate, Coconut, Vegetal, Butter, Floral, Herbaceous, Spinach, Apricot, Creamy, Milk, Peach, Cream, Sweet
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 16 oz / 463 ml

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For some time we’ve had requests for a milky oolong and finally we have found one that we liked so that we could share it with you. Milky oolongs are very popular in Eastern Asia for their sweet, creamy flavors. This one is smooth and the aroma of warmed cream is delicious! This light bodied oolong is so tasty! The warm aromas of hot milk rise to meet you as you bring the cup to your lips. The aromas carry through in a very pleasant cup of tea!

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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168 tasting notes

I was after a real milk oolong tea but was so excited to see it, I did not read the description. This is one that has milk flavor added. And… I like it. It has nice big leaves, its a really good looking whole leaf tea with light milk chocolate coconut flavors and something vegetal. I think it might be the flavoring but I enjoyed it so Im not bothered by it! Loved this…. I think Im becoming a fan of Oolong. I wont be drinking bagged Oolong tea ever again! I drank the whole 3 oz tin up. Also not a bad price considering how many cups and re-steeps you get.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Vegetal


I like this one best made as if it is green tea – 175F and three minute steep. Do you use hotter water?

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155 tasting notes

My first time. I’m not sure what to think yet. It’s definitely different. First milky oolong from any company. They weren’t kidding on sweetness either. Extremely light cup. Will muse on it more with a second, larger cup

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40 tasting notes

It’s been my cheap and easy accessible choice for a bit over here. Plus I’m lazy and enjoy the re-steeps. Herbaceous and buttery, pretty savory. Not bad, my roommate and I quite enjoyed. I think the best flavor comes from 2nd and 3rd re-steep. If the water is too hot I think it takes on a more vegetal flavor, more astringent? On the hunt for others. :D

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Herbaceous, Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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30 tasting notes

Quite strange – smells like boiled spinach and tastes like melted salty butter. Much prefer Mandala Tea’s version.

Flavors: Butter, Spinach

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Boiled spinach and butter explains why my roommate and I enjoy it so much. :’D Going to have to try Mandala. <3

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2551 tasting notes

I was disappointed the first time I tried this. I love JE Milky from The O Dor but it is $$$. This is really, REALLY inexpensive. So I was bummed that it wasn’t even close to being as good as my fave.

Then I remembered that I love Bird Pick’s Premium Silky Green – which they market as a green tea but is deffo a milk oolong – made at 175F for three minutes. So I gave this a try that way and it is delish! We had it with breakfast and made a resteep. There was a lot left of the resteep and it had cooled completely by lunchtime so I drank it cold and loved it. This tin will be gone in no time, and I really think I will repurchase to keep as a daily drinker.

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19 tasting notes

I am a little disappointed with this one. To be fair, I have only tried it once so far but it did not live up to my expectation. My experience with milky oolongs suggested this tea should start out vegetal with stone fruit flavors in later infusions. I also expected a floral nose and after taste. The stone fruit and floral after taste and nose never developed for me.
The spent leaf was dissapointing too. Instead of full leaves unfurling, the leaf was broken with few pieces as large as half a leaf.
The tea purchase was not a total loss. Overall the tea was pleasant, slightly unami marked with hints of spinach, nuts, oats and, of course, the milkyness expected in a flavored milky oolong. Overall I think the taste is quite good but no where near the complexity I expected. At $6.00 for 3 ounces this tea is still a good value. The tea is rich in flavor and very consistent in taste for up to 3 rebrews. I would recommend it with reservations. For the price the tea is consistent and tasty and sufficiently oolong to be worth drinking. However it is lacks complexity and does not hold up to brewing very long.

Overall I think Republic of Tea Milk Oolong is a better choice even at twice the price. The flavor profile is much more complex with new flavors developing right through 6-8 rebrews. For a widely available, commercially branded product, Republic of Teas Milk Oolong is a much better value.
3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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16 tasting notes

My first time tasting a milky oolong. The liquor is a pale gold. The strongest note in the first steep is that of hot milk, which is very pleasant and provides a lingering finish. There is a hint of stone fruit as well. It’s only slightly sweet and not at all vanillic, unlike cream versions of teas I’ve tasted. In the second steep (4 minutes), the milk flavor was more subtle, allowing the green oolong to come through more.

Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Milk

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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52 tasting notes

I like this tea. It has a very subtle peach after glow. I know its’s supposed to be creamy but I get peach.

Maybe I’m just weird.

It doesn’t need anything added. It’s light but the flavor is there. Just for fun I tried it with a very small amount of Splenda and it really brought out that light fruit flavor. With a dab of cream, very nice, rich brew with a creamy peach flavor that made me forget my preference for heavier teas ( fruit blends and chocolate have been at the top of the list until lately).

If I knew more about oolong, this might have hit to 100 mark but as I am new to this type of type of tea, I wanted to use some restraint. I could easily have this after dinner in place of dessert or right before bed.

Flavors: Peach

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 57 OZ / 1685 ML

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168 tasting notes

The creamiest flavor you can get in a tea without adding milk! A hint of sweetness and warmth, makes you feel at home with a blanket!

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Milk, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Ooooh, sounds lovely! I have never tried your milky oolong!

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@ ashmanra, do try! It’s excellent and also fairly new. Available online and in stores!

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