capheind wrote:So basically Jin Xuan (which I don't think I've had yet) has a natural milky flavour when processed as an Oolong, due to natural differences in Varietal. Inspired by this flavor a multitude of factories have begun to produce "Milk Oolong" which is often as not simply a milk flavoured Oolong.
Not that I don't believe you, just my own natural scepticism, how have you come to know this?
You don't have to believe me. I didn't cite any academic sources anyway
The jin xuan part, it's not hard to learn, since information is everywhere. But again since jin xuan is not the only oolong producing milk flavor, some people may not agree milk oolong = jin xuan.
The flavored oolong part, I just believe it's a bad thing (others may believe food-safe, FDA approved milk oolong is ok). I don't think a multitude of factories have begun to produce it, or I didn't think - I was really shocked to see a few posts mentioned that some factories comfortably admit they make artificial flavored milk oolong. It's somewhat like, we all know some factories produce, for example, contaminated food. But if such factories start to legalize themselves (plus, with deceiving names), they are undermining the standards of the entire society (or in this case the tea society).