Feb 25th, '08, 20:49
Joined: Aug 28th, '07
Location: Northeast Georgia
Okay, curiosity is killing the cat. I've seen a few of you mention drinking milk oolong. What is it & where does it come from? Thanx!
Feb 25th, '08, 20:57
Joined: Jan 7th, '08
It's something about the soil conditions that makes the tea smooth.
Feb 25th, '08, 21:30
Joined: Oct 23rd, '06
Location: Seattle Area
it is the milk from cows who have been fed a diet of oolong leaves discarded from the processing plants.
Feb 25th, '08, 21:45
Joined: Jan 8th, '08
Location: Southern CA
I think an "Oy " is definitely called for here. Although I'm trying to cut down.
Milk just refers to the creamy or milky taste of the oolong. Also called silk Oolong. From what think I read somewhere it is a cold snap that changes the flavor and produces this taste.
Feb 25th, '08, 23:39
Joined: Jul 8th, '07
Location: Submerged in a good cuppa
I've had milk Oolong once (or twice? It may have taken a time or three to finish the sample I was sent). Though it was not a daily drinker for me, it would be nice to revisit.
The 'milk' taste is from the very smooth, if not buttery taste of the tea. Some even say they taste popcorn. I do remember somethign to do with the smell or taste of popcorn.