Milk Oolong Loose Tea
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Creamy and sweet, this famous loose leaf 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 loose leaf 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…
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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.
Poised between black and green tea, oolongs are semi-oxidised, bringing them part of the way towards a fully oxidised black tea before arresting the process with heat. This allows for a huge range of flavours: so-called "jade oolongs" are closer to green tea, while darker oolongs like Big Red Robe are rich with autumnal, nutty flavours and a roasted aroma. Visit our oolong page to find out more.