Milk Oolong Tea

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by pedant » Dec 19th 16 4:41 pm

JK Tea Shop wrote:Do you like Milk Oolong Tea ? :?: :?:
Yes! Why do you ask?

btw Do you like Dan Cong Tea?

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by onjinone » Dec 31st 16 11:24 pm

Heck yes, that was tea that got me hooked other than puerh.

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by janet11 » May 6th 17 2:32 am

smooth taste, different taste.

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by chrl42 » Jun 13th 17 8:57 am

I just bought Jinxuan from Tianshan tea market..

and what the heck..it's milk-flavored! is it natural flavor or artificial flavor??

anyone have an idea?

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by kuánglóng » Jun 13th 17 10:41 am

chrl42 wrote: I just bought Jinxuan from Tianshan tea market..

and what the heck..it's milk-flavored! is it natural flavor or artificial flavor??

anyone have an idea?
Some Nantou Jin Xuan oolongs I've tried had a more or less pronounced natural milky kind of flavor to them, but over the years I also ran into obviously artificially flavored Milk oolongs, via free samples, which almost made me p.ke.

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by William » Jun 13th 17 11:13 am

chrl42 wrote: I just bought Jinxuan from Tianshan tea market..

and what the heck..it's milk-flavored! is it natural flavor or artificial flavor??

anyone have an idea?
The milky flavor disappear after a brew or two? What about the aroma?

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by JRS22 » Jun 13th 17 11:20 am

I tried a genuine milk oolong this year for the first time. It's almost as if it contains the essence of milk or cream rather than the actual addition. This particular one, from Tea Trekker, was especially delicious. I don't usually drink rolled oolong, preferring Yancheng, but this is an exception.

Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong, Nantou County, Taiwan 2016 Spring Pluck (late April, early May) is the exact one I purchased. I'm hoping this year's will be at least as good.

I find it retains the 'milkiness' for two steeps but it's good enough to drink for several additional steeps.g

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by victoria3 » Jun 13th 17 9:45 pm

Until this week I though I did not like milk oolong, but then I have been enjoying Mountain Tea's very reasonably priced 'High Mountain Jin Xuan (金萱)', "golden daylily" milk oolong. It has a lot of body, smooth, fruity sweet, slightly buttery. This oolong is not flavored so the 'milk' is really a creamy buttery smooth body that is fruity. This #2027 came out of Taiwan's Tea Research and Experimentation Station in '81. I explored with a lot of dry leaf 13gr/135ml so in the first few steeps just added a little water, but into 3-5 steeps the liquor was still nicely rich. I like this as a casual buttery fruity oolong :D

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by chrl42 » Jun 16th 17 3:06 am

William wrote:
chrl42 wrote: I just bought Jinxuan from Tianshan tea market..

and what the heck..it's milk-flavored! is it natural flavor or artificial flavor??

anyone have an idea?
The milky flavor disappear after a brew or two? What about the aroma?
No, it lasts longer as the tea brews... milky, buttery..but more milky than buttery :)

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by kyarazen » Jun 16th 17 3:25 pm

chrl42 wrote:
No, it lasts longer as the tea brews... milky, buttery..but more milky than buttery :)
bedoukian's super milk lactone... dissolves well into leaf waxes..

a huge proportion of taiwanese cookies use similar milk lactones as well.. so does the bubble teas

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Re: Milk Oolong Tea

by onjinone » Jul 3rd 17 3:33 pm

JRS22 wrote: I tried a genuine milk oolong this year for the first time. It's almost as if it contains the essence of milk or cream rather than the actual addition. This particular one, from Tea Trekker, was especially delicious. I don't usually drink rolled oolong, preferring Yancheng, but this is an exception.

Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong, Nantou County, Taiwan 2016 Spring Pluck (late April, early May) is the exact one I purchased. I'm hoping this year's will be at least as good.

I find it retains the 'milkiness' for two steeps but it's good enough to drink for several additional steeps.g
I think you put it quite well, it's the essence of milk rather than actually having that in there.

A lot are flavored, but a genuine milk oolong doesn't have that obvious milk taste. It's more creamy, smooth with a hint of sweetness. At the end of the day, it is an oolong so I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the milk part.