Tea: Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
✓ 19 teas reviewed
✓ 1 of Milky Oolong
✓ 8 of Music City Tea
✓ 4 from Taiwan / Formosa
Review of Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
January 2nd, 2017
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.