Tea: Jin Xuan Milk Oolong

A Milky Oolong from Music City Tea

Picture of Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
Brand:Music City Tea
Style:Milky Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Product page:Jin Xuan Milk Oolong

Review of Jin Xuan Milk Oolong

AromaFlavorValueOverallTotal
5 of 102 of 53 of 55 of 1050 of 100
FairMediocreReasonableFair

My first "milky" oolong. Hmmm...
The aroma of the dry, dark, greenish-brown balls is overpoweringly sweet. I was shocked at how much it smells like caramel popcorn, with a creamy milk-like background. Quite bizarre, and smells more like something I'd eat rather than drink.

There's a lot of controversy with Milk Oolongs...are they flavored or not? With this one I just do not know, but I'd say that it probably is scented with something. Milk? Cream? I have no idea. But I don't think a pure tea could smell like this, although it's possible I suppose.

I brewed it up using 195 degree water and a generous amount of leaf.
When steeped the aroma becomes even more pronounced, but this time more of a sour cream, or even cheese aroma! I'm not too crazy about this.

The flavor of the light yellow liquor tastes like a combination of butter, cream and green oolong. Despite the very smooth texture in my mouth, an unpleasant sour note is present.
Overall not a very pleasant flavor...kinda sickening in a way.

So then, my first milk oolong was very odd indeed. I'll go with the rating of 50 because there is a chance it might just be an acquired taste.
Perhaps it would be good served ice cold?

I don't see myself drinking this very often.

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