Milk Oolong by Teavivre

Iโ€™ve been a sucker for Oolong tea these past few months. I found Oolong or also known as blue tea is very enticing and fascinating once you get to know more about it. So glad that I got the chance to try Jin Xuan Milk Oolong from Teavivre recently. They sent me some of the nicest teas generously which came in 2 pockets for each tea types. From its name, I found Milk Oolong is very inviting and more to add this is a combination of my two favorite beverages, Oolong and milk. I couldn’t wait to savour it fast!

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Name : Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
Origin: Alishan, Nantou, Taiwan

Dry Leaf before Steeping
Dry Aroma : grassy, floral-Osmanthus flower
Dry color : olive to dark green with some yellowish tinges
Dry shape : tightly rolled leaves

After Steeping (gaiwan style)
Wet Aroma : floral, fresh light grass and sweet
Liquor color : pale yellow / light gold / denser gold
Amount of tea : 3.5 grams (or nearly using all of the sample pack)
Amount of water : 6 oz
Water Temperature : 98หš C
Steeping Time : rinse / 1 minute / 2 minute / 2.5 minute
Wet leaf : olive green with fine yellow outer linings

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1st infusion : The tea has thin body, clean in the throat, tasted sweet and left light aftertaste. Rather than milky or even creamy, I found it tasted more vegetal and light floral but overall it was a pleasant cup. I was really anticipating the second cup would taste milky and creamy just like its name!
2nd infusion : The second infusion was my favorite as it tasted sweeter, milkier with thicker body and silky texture. It wasn’t very milky or creamy though, but I could taste those notes clearly. Apart from that, this infusion also resulted in stronger aroma too. I also really pleased by the sweet aftertaste that lingered long in my palate.
3rd infusion : The liquor seemed a bit paler and the aroma was somewhat faded. This infusion still tasted quite nice with more vegetal tasting note and light astringency.

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The tea is nice to be enjoyed on its own but I reckon pairing it with lightly sweet dessert and fresh-cut fruits would be great too. I actually expected to get milkier notes but overall this Milk Oolong is scrumptious regardless.