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Milk Oolong Loose Tea

A butter-rich softness comparable to caramel... Read More

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Price: £6.50

Item Code: 301572 / Net weight: 50g / 1.76oz

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A butter-rich softness comparable to caramel...

Creamy and sweet, this rather extraordinary flavoured oolong from China’s Fujian Province has a butter-rich softness comparable to caramel. The distinctive taste of oolong tea is created through a process of partial oxidation, producing a brew with more body than a green tea and slightly lighter than a black tea. Floral without being florid, sweet but not sugary, this delicate milky flavoured oolong is best brewed lightly to enjoy its wonderful layers of flavour. 

  • Origin

    China, Fujian Province

  • Tastes like

    Creamy, with a buttery caramel sweetness

  • When to drink

    Ideal for elevenses


Brew the perfect cup

Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and use freshly drawn water which is heated to around 80 degrees. You can either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for a few minutes afterwards. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Should be drunk without milk.

A note from Whittard

“I don’t respond that well to caffeine, so I tend to go to our fruit and herbal infusions. Baked Apple is one of my favourites, and rooibos is lovely as a caffeine-free breakfast tea.”

- Octavia, Cambridge Store Manager


The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and the compass. But their finest innovation has to be tea, reputedly first discovered by the emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE. Originally prepared as a medicinal brew, tea became a drink in its own right during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), and today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black, green and white tea to oolong, puerh and yellow tea. If you’re looking for a bit of teatime reading take a look at Lu Yu’s ‘Tea Classic’: first written in 780 CE, it covers everything from cultivation methods to tea etiquette…

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* * * * * Milk Oolong by Dean on 22nd May 2015

Whittards had this on a tasting and I loved it. Bought some and feel the same. Other reviews criticise it for being artificially infused with flavouring. It's true there is a milk oolong, unflavoured (Jin Xuan). But there is also this method of adding milk flavouring which is popular in some regions. Two different products. Both valid. The taste of this one is excellent.

* * - - - Not very good by Melisande on 27th February 2015

I love the milk oolong tea I have at home and thought to try this one from Whittards (as they're the only tea shop in the wharf). It smells the same but not nearly as good as the tea I've got at home. It doesn't have that smooth, creamy taste. And it's flavored. The one I've got is pure oolong.

* * * - - Not bad by Fran on 2nd September 2014

This tea continues to be pleasant, but when faced with other milk oolongs in the market, the vanilla flavour is rather lacking. Formosa Jade Oolong is a much fresher and similarly sweet oolong without flavouring and with a better quality leaf. Thornbury lady, I would recommend milk oolongs that are marked as "pure oolong", "unflavoured", or "100% oolong" on the packets, rather than boasting a flavouring process or labelling it as green tea instead - often chinese and taiwanese tea shops provide the real thing.

* - - - - liked it at first by Mark Millmore on 14th May 2014

Quite liked the unusual taste at first but after five minutes my tongue had a strange metallic after taste - so I'll give this the thumbs down and go back to my Formosa Oolong

* * * - - Decent but looking for better by Anna on 12th April 2014

It's a nice tea, refreshing and light, yet there are better teas out there. I agree with the reviewer below; incidentally Fran F, which milky ooolong would you recommend?

* * * * * Beautiful tea by Thornbury lady on 23rd December 2013

Absolutely love this yummy tea! I had not liked green teas before, and this one is a revelation. Smooth, creamy and comforting, this tea requires no milk and is best lightly brewed. If only there were more in the packet, I have used up the lot in a week, so must order more!

* * * * * Delicious by Megan Morcombe on 15th September 2013

I adore the rich, milky flavour of this tea and the wonderful buttery aroma. It feels indulgent, yet it's good for you! Perfect!

* * - - - Delicious, but... by Fran F on 7th May 2013

I've enjoyed this milky oolong for quite some time, having first been introduced to it by Whittard... But, having tried milk oolongs from various suppliers, I notice this one is artificially flavoured with milk, unlike the real deal! Very disappointing discovery, even though the tea itself is so delicious and has a great wealth of flavours. A decent price for a good quality tea but not a true milky oolong.

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