Chinese New Year Milk Oolong

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Item No. 350751
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Creamy and sweet, this famous flavoured oolong from Taiwan's Nantou region has a butter-rich softness comparable to caramel.

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  • Full Description

    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

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Oolong Tea, Flavouring

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

  • Product Specifications
    Code: 350751

    Weight: 50g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Oolong

TASTE PROFILE

Creamy, with a buttery caramel sweetness

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy alone - its sweetness is treat enough

Numerology

NO.

880

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)

1

1 cup

200ml water

90 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Taiwan

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.

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