Milk Oolong

Grown in the Wuyi mountains with a natural "milk like" flavor - an excellent Oolong!
Steeping Time Steep: 2-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 195° F
Multiple infusionMultiple Infusion
Medium CaffeineMedium
Caffeine
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Milk Oolong, where to begin? Do we tell you the legends of how it came into existence? Do we tell you how it is actually produced? Do we wax poetic about its luscious flavor? Well, maybe we should do all 3. We’ll start with a legend:

The stories of this tea naturally center on its wonderful milky flavor, which interestingly, is the result of a sudden shift in temperature during harvest - a rare occurrence to say the least. One of the many legends explains that the first time this shift occurred was centuries ago when the moon fell in love with a comet passing through the night sky. The comet, as all comets are wont to do, passed by, burned out and vanished. The moon, in her sorrow caused a great wind to blow through the hills and valleys bringing about a quick drop in temperature.

The next morning, local tea pluckers went out to collect their fresh leaf. To their surprise, when the tea was processed it had developed an amazing milky character, which was attributed to the motherly character of the old moon. (Hey, it’s possible!)

Next, a little on how it is produced. Milk Oolong, like all Oolongs, is considered a semi-fermented tea meaning it is somewhere between a black and green tea. Over the years, production methods have remained unchanged for the most part although some aspects like withering temperatures have been automated and regulated. First, the leaf is plucked from gardens situated between 500 – 1200 meters, and is produced between March and December. Next, the plucked leaf is withered in air-conditioned rooms until it is has reached the desired level of fermentation. The tea is rocked, or sifted to sort the prime leaf required, and steamed over hot fire. Finally the tea is dried then re-sorted to ensure leaf quality and packed. The tea is produced in relatively small quantities from March to December; in fact, only 80,000 kg are produced with about 60,000 kg headed for the export market

Finally, we come to the part where we wax poetic about its outstanding flavor. So how to describe a steaming cup of Milk Oolong Ok, imagine if velvet somehow took liquid form and was blended with a sweet light cream. While drinking it, you find yourself swimming to the bottom of a deep well of orchids. It sounds dream-like doesn’t it? Well brew a pot and experience its milky dreaminess for yourself – an amazingly profound tea.

Health Benefits

Oolong tea, like all tea, contains powerful catechin antioxidants which can help boost the immune system. Because green tea is the least processed, it does hold a slight edge over Oolong in terms of the overall catechin content. Catechin content decreases as tea is oxidized. But it is over looked that the levels of theaflavins and thearubigins increase. These two substances are found in higher concentrations in oolong and black tea than green. They have anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Some studies suggest they are as effective as the catechins in green and white tea. Both teas have similar effects and will provide equal health benefits overall.

Weight Loss

Now while weight loss seems to be a more popular issue with some teas these days, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise along with the consumption of tea. Tea by itself will not make you lose any noticeable weight. Be wary of those who are promising that a tea will dramatically make you lose weight. And always consult your doctor first before starting any "tea diet".

Beware of merchants or products claiming you will lose weight with certain oolong tea blends. (sometimes called wu-long) Not to say that you won't, but please be wary of some that make claims, when they are just over-priced teas with a fancy name. They will not do anything miraculous, and keep in mind that all oolong varieties will help you achieve the same results for much less. All Oolongs come from the same species of plant!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients Specialty oolong from China
Steep Temperature 195° F
Steep Time 2-3 Minutes
Caffeine Level Medium Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? Yes
Tea Attributes No
Choose Color No

Reviews

Customer Reviews (5)

Easy drinkerReview by Marie
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At first the price of this tea will make you step back but it is truly worth the cost. It is a light tea, sweet in its own right with a milky, creamy flavor that won't disappoint. Hardest thing to stop drinking! (Posted on 3/24/2017)
Premium Quality Review by KJ
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Deliciously light & smooth, stands up to multiple steepings. I recently ordered this tea from 2 other companies...Whistling Kettle's tea quality was far superior. (Posted on 11/6/2016)
Invading my dreams...Review by Chris
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I bought a sample of this tea back in May 2016, and have been dreaming about it ever since. I had seen a review of it on YouTube and thought it sounded interesting. I was a bit put off by the price...hey, it's tea! However, after drinking this tea, I honestly think it should be called something else and is totally worth the price. I'm not one for flavored teas and don't put milk and sugar in my tea. This tea doesn't need it. It truly has a milky flavor to it. My only complaint is that it tastes so good, it's difficult to stop drinking it. I'm here to buy more today and am sure I will be back again and again. Well worth the price! (Posted on 10/19/2016)
Superb Milk GradeReview by Ashley
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Very smooth and distinctive. One of my favorite oolongs! (Posted on 5/8/2016)
Beautiful tea that changes flavor with multiple steepingsReview by Angela
I drank this all day today! I filled my 20 oz travel mug with 2 tsp of leaves this morning and added hot (not boiling) water. I sipped on it all morning, refilled at lunch, then refilled mid-afternoon. Yummy, sweet, and a teeny bit creamy all day long. No sugar needed to bring out the sweetness or the light floral nature to this tea. The first steeping was the sweetest, but the second was the most floral. I love it and hope to always have it in the house. My sample is running dangerously low, and I’ll have to make the trek up to The Whistling Kettle soon. (Posted on 12/5/2013)

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