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



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


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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