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type: oolong

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Milk Oolong is a relatively new cultivar in the delicious world of Taiwanese teas and is prized for its inherent cream and butter notes. Lower quality versions have these notes enhanced through aromatization but the finest, true Milk Oolongs offer lightly roasted, rolled leaves that yield a light-bodied cup with sweet buttery texture and delicate floral aroma. Also called Jin Xuan or Golden Lily, it is ideal for multiple infusions and a dedicated Yixing teapot. Steep at 195°F for 2-3 minutes

Recent reviews

    • 

      Very complex, but light. It smells very green, but there are a lot of flavors when actually drinking it.

    • 

      Delightful tea--in both the steeping experience (watching the tea unfurl) and taste (which is like a super smooth green tea). I usually add a little sweetener to my tea, but this was good without anything added. And I was able to steep three times!

    • 

      A very light oolong, pale in the cup. Simple and floral with a nice feel on the palette. Overall a nice cup of tea.

    • 

      Grassy but creamy. I highly recommend it, even for people who aren’t usually oolong fans.

    • 

      Rolled teas are so fun to watch steep! I gave it a little extra steep time in the initial steep to allow it to unfurl. The color was very pale. The flavor was more on the floral and buttery side. The second steep had a smoother mouthfeel, which really lent itself to the flavors.

      Steeped (1) 195F 3.5min, (2-3) 3min

    • CK

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      It took me a while to figure out how I felt about this tea but I ended up liking it, though it was a little odd.. It wasn’t as smooth and creamy as I thought it’d be. It was nice but mostly woody.

    • 

      I expected this to be creamier and heavier than it turned out to be, it's almost more of a white tea than an oolong.

    • 

      I like watching the leaves open up! It has a creamy feel to it and a light, almost floral flavor. I really enjoyed it!

    • 

      Very light and buttery. Needs sugar. A definite departure from the norm for me, but would drink again.

    • 

      Brewed at 190F for 2 minutes with rock sugar added

      Let me preface this by saying that I already source a high quality Jin Xuan from High Climate Tea Company that I enjoy brewing in my gaiwan. For my review, I'll be brewing both the same way (elec. kettle, 8oz mug, rock sugar, time/temp the same).

      There is no large price difference for the two establishments. Adagio is $29 for 3oz and the website for High Climate lists the tea as $20 for 2oz. So there is no influence based on price to purchase one over the other.

      Right off the bat, I can say the Adagio leaves have less of a buttery scent allowing the grassy/floral notes to come through much more. Not to my expectations, but I don't hate it. The Adagio leaves are larger, tighter rolls compared to High Climate's small, delicate rolls. Both, in truth, smell of wet grass after brewing.

      When hot, Adagio is reminiscent of a light green tea. After cooling some, that is when I started noticing the milky flavor. Just like when I first tried it, High Climate reminds me of hot buttery biscuits with a hint of mild grass.

      Overall, Adagio's milk oolong is a tasty one that I could recommend for Adagio lovers. I'll likely stick with making this one a small business purchase though.

    • EC

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      This tea tastes fine but isn't anything particularly remarkable. I was expecting it to be more creamy I suppose. The leaves are pretty rolled up in little balls, and it is fun to watch them unfurl in the hot water. The brewed tea is sort of weak and doesn't have a strong flavor either. The kids liked it - probably because it was so mild - so that was good!

    • 

      This tea tastes more like a green tea than an oolong. It is delicate and buttery and requires no additional sweetener.

    • 

      These very tightly rolled leaves unfurl into full leaves, filling the teapot. Full, rich and creamy mouthfeel. Initial sips had a light mineral and sodium taste, but the remainder were of a delicate flavor. Very little aroma of the leaves or in the cup, but a very nice oolong.

    • JM

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      one of my favorite oolongs. very distinct taste. creamy and buttery.

    • 

      very unique tea! i suspect if i was more of an oolong fan, this would be a favorite

    • 

      Very good oolong tea. Creamy and rich and pleasant

    • 

      I absolutely understand why this is called milk oolong. Smooth and creamy, a lovely tea.

    • 

      Wow this is mind blowing. So great. I’m glad I got to try it

    • KK

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      This tea is a favorite of mine. I love oolong's to begin with, but this one is so smooth and creamy I could almost drink it plain, but add a drop of cream and it's heavenly!!😻💖

    • 

      A favorite of mine. I love oolong tea and this one is very unique.

    • TS

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      I really enjoyed drinking this tea. It has a very good and unique flavor. I would definitely recommend trying this one.

    • AS

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      so far our favorite!!

      nice flavor

      not harsh

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    • 

      Milk oolong is very pricey and hard to find. Adagio's is no exception. Its great and really different than other teas. Really expensive but worth a try