03 Dec

Quangzhou Milk Oolong | 24 Days of Tea: Day 3

Quangzhou Milk Oolong - 24 Days of Tea Day 3This ultra-rare oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
Chinese oolong
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 85°C for 4 minutes

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aroma:

Quangzhou Milk Oolong has a sweet, fresh aroma with strong grassy notes. Featuring hints of lemongrass and orchid scents it is light but complex.

flavour:

Smooth and creamy, this oolong is one of my favourites. Lovely grassy green tea notes are balanced perfectly by subtle floral orchid hints while a faint sweetness provides a great compliment to the milky flavours.

Have you tried Quangzhou? If so, what did you think of it?

2 thoughts on “Quangzhou Milk Oolong | 24 Days of Tea: Day 3

  1. I found mine kind of bland. Mind you I tried to steep it at work while making and packing 12 dozen chocolate macaroons so I have no idea if the water was hot enough (I put the kettle on 3 times) or if I steeped it long enough. I’d be willing to try it again but I don’t think it would be become a favourite.

    • It is definitely a more delicate flavour so I’d recommend trying it when you can brew it to direction more easily and enjoy it without distraction. That said, I can see how it would not be to everyone’s taste.

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