Chinese New Year Milk Oolong
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Creamy and sweet, this famous flavoured oolong from Taiwan's Nantou region has a butter-rich softness comparable to caramel.
The distinctive taste of oolong tea is created through a process of partial oxidation, producing an infusion with slightly more body than a green tea though still significantly lighter than a black tea. Depending on different processing techniques, oolongs range from rich and deeply roasted to the fresh floral flavours often associated with high grown oolongs. Our aromatic Milk Oolong is of the latter variety: it's floral without being florid, with a balanced sweetness and a thick creamy body. We'd suggest brewing lightly to enjoy its wonderful layers of flavour.
• Origin: Taiwan
• Tea type: Oolong
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 50g = 25 cups
Oolong Tea, Flavouring
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
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Creamy, with a buttery caramel sweetness
Enjoy alone - its sweetness is treat enough
We’ve given our Milk Oolong the number 880, a nod to the bygone days of the 1880s when milk was delivered four times a day by horse-drawn carts. British milk bottles were first produced in 1880, and featured a stylish porcelain stopper – the very same bottles Walter Whittard would have found on his doorstep each morning…
Brew the Perfect cup
Teaspoons (2 grams)
Taiwan has only been producing tea since the mid-17th century, but it's already become world-famous for its extraordinarily complex oolongs – from sweet and buttery varieties grown at high altitudes to darkly roasted oolongs with a robust, nutty taste.
What’s the story behind this year’s celebration?
The Chinese zodiac cycle repeats every 12 years, with an animal assigned to each year. The 12 zodiac signs are in order, the second of which is the Ox. Legend has it that the order was determined by the Jade Emperor who wanted to appoint 12 animals as palace guards.