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Quality Milk Oolong!
FINALLY! Someone sells proper Milk Oolong! I am a huge fan of Milk Oolong- and have been enjoying it every morning for years. We moved away from a local shop where I used to buy mine, and so I'm always looking for more. I've tried many brands- and wasted a fair amount of money. I was surprised that Republic of Tea got it so right! I brew this (loose leaf) at 1 tsp for every 8 oz at 185 for 3 min. You can re-brew this 2-3 times. The smell is buttery, the taste is buttery with a bit of sweetness and richness. I can taste that hint of sugary pineapple- MAN! it's good!! I LOVE when other people get right what I love so much!!!
I tried this tea several months ago, and I still think about how good it was. I am planning on ordering more soon. I love all kinds of tea and my favorite is oolong, but this tea is exceptional To me, there are hints of fruit, perhaps melon. It's hard to describe and also hard to forget. If you like oolongs, and enjoy tea the traditional way (loose leaf) you will like this tea. .
Not one to write reviews
but just scheduled this tea on the auto-ship, sip by sip program because it has become my favorite green tea. There is no bitterness to the tea and has a full flavor. Unlike other non-blended green tea, this one doesn't taste like warm water. The finish is silky smoothe... almost creamy. I can't have just one cup - its a full 4-cup infused pot for me.
I was not expecting this delectable a tea--wow! Floral, with full-bodied flavors of coconut and pineapple. This is a light but very satisfying tea.
I have never bought the same kind of tea twice
I'm a level 82 Warlord that enjoys tea and brunch. I have never bought the same kind of tea more than twice, however this milk oolong has manage to make me buy it for the 3rd time but in a bulk this time around. This is the only time on the intenet where its okay to trust what I'm saying. And I say this milk oolong is worth every gold piece in your purse.
This tea surprised me; I love oolong, and have tried a few milk oolongs and loved them all---but this one is different in that it's fruity! It's like a light green tea with a slight floral aroma and taste once brewed, but when I first opened my tin and took a whiff I was actually immediately reminded of Fruit Roll-Ups from my childhood. Weird but to be honest it's delightful and not really too sweet once brewed.
Delicious 'til the last drop!
I bought this Milk Oolong tea a couple of years ago, and I can say it is the best tea of any kind I've ever had. The taste was delicious and comforting. I wish I had bought the bigger can (I bought the Taster tin); it was gone too fast, but it sure was delicious 'til the last drop! I will be ordering it again soon (in the large tin). I highly recommend it.
I love this tea. It's mild and slightly sweet. I like how the loose tea is in a ball shape and expands a lot once steeped. I make sure that I always have this tea in my cabinet.
When I first opened it up I wasn't a fan of the smell. But it's my first oolong tea, so take that into account. Frankly, it smells almost like a dessert, but almost too creamy. I was wary of drinking the first cup, but was pleasantly surprised. It tastes like a very mild green tea, but with a hint of the scent of the tea (don't know how to describe it). I kind of surprised me that it tasted like a green tea. At least this one's not so sensitive to water temperature! It tastes great and I'm sure I'll purchase it again!
An awesome base tea!
Don't let the very pale color of the brew fool you, this tea packs a wonderful amount of flavor into that soft hue. It's light, floral-y fragrant and almost fruity on your tongue. Served over ice, it equals lemonade in refreshing the body, and soul, on a hot day. Mixed with Blueberry Green Tea only doubles the flavor and fruitiness, making for a tremendously refreshing pitcher of iced tea.
I love this tea.
This tea is wonderful. I like the unique smooth flavor. The tea leaves expand really well, I don't have to use as much tea as other varieties to brew a cup. I highly recommend trying this tea.
Love the Taste of this Tea
Love this tea. I have tried several oolong teas, and this by far my favorite. It has a creamy taste with hints of sweetness. Usually can get two steeps although the second is weaker and not quite as tasty as the first.
Aromatic and Delicious
This is a delicious tea, opening the canister my nose is met with a refreshing and delicious pineapple like scent. Going down it tastes like any regular green tea, and has a type of creamy texture. Delicious though.
The aroma that came from opening the tin up smelled wonderful. The taste is mild and very creamy tasting. Very smooth going down. Great Tea !!!!
Very smooth, so enjoyable. Mild but with a characteristic aromatic flavor and a smooth finish. One of my favorite teas I like to drink at any time of the day.
This is one of my very favorite teas ever. Its delicate flavor combines the best parts of fruity, floral, and earthy tones without being overwhelming. And the scent is the best part.
The best tea I've had so far
This Milk Oolong is the best tea I've ever had. It is a comfort drink that takes me back home to my childhood kitchen, and that's always a good thing. It's taste is very good and I will continue to order it from The Republic of Tea.
Sweet and creamy smooth.....brings a smile.
I'm a tea snob, and this is by far my new favorite! Naturally sweet and refreshing. Great both hot and cold. I have enjoyed every cup, but feel the third steep is best!
Probably said it before
This is my very favorite. Wonderful and complex flavor from when it first touches the tongue to the aftertaste.
My Favorite Oolong
As others have noted, part of the pleasure of drinking this tea in the full leaf rather than the bags is watching the leaves unfurl in your cup. The flavor is indeed surprisingly creamy and sweet. Mmmmm....
Perfect for Oolong lovers
This tea is perfect for people that like Oolong. It is rich and the milky taste makes it perfect to start the day. Mix it with some chocolate-caramel blends and you will get the perfect milk-tea-shake! (although alone is definitely a MUST!)
Lovely, fragrant, smooth
Lovely pineapple-cream nose! Unlike some milk oolongs that are also fragrant but taste weak, the fragrance on this one carries through to the flavor notes. Balanced and clean, mild but not bland. Moderate milky mouth-feel. Excellent in the first two steepings, still quite good in the third, while most of the interesting flavors will seem to have washed out in the fourth. My husband can't take caffeine too late in the day but he has had no problems taking this tea even late in the evening.
A New Favorite
This is my favorite oolong. I'll leave it to more experienced tea drinkers to describe this because I won't do it justice. I'll just say it is a very satisfying cup of tea.
Smooth and delicious
I am not a real fan of green tea, but since it's good for you I wanted to find one that I actually liked. This one fits the bill! It's just what was advertised. I might try some others, but I have a feeling it'll be hard to beat this one. I did try steeping it twice, but found the second cup too weak. I think I tend to like my tea fairly strong.
Best Milk Oolong at the price
I've tried probably 20 or more Oolongs, the majority of them Milk Oolongs. You can spend more money per ounce, and get not much in return. I've settled on this Milk Oolong as my two-pot/day habit. After repeated orderings for a year, the quality between shippings has been consistent. The negative reviews that I've seen must come from people who don't know how to brew the stuff. I steep for 4 minutes, and get at least two steepings from the leaves. The second steeping is my favorite, because caramel notes come out, then. Never had any bitterness, even when I've forgotten and let the leaves steep too long. Good stuff, and priced right.
Just like they hubby had in Afghanistan
Wonderful sweet green tea. You don't need much it gets big once hydrated. I have been searching for 3 years now, and have finally managed to impress my picky husband by finding the best tea that's like what the Jordanians used to brew for him in Afghanistan. He is going to be a lifetime drinker of this tea. This is the real deal when it comes to chai...no spices, etc!!
Creamy Smooth Goodness
I don't usually like green teas but due a sensitivity to caffeine I have had to seek out teas that are lower in caffeine. The Milk Oolong was so smooth and creamy in flavor. I could hardly tell that it was a green tea.
Best tea I've found in a supermarket!
As it says: milky, floral, and smooth with multiple infusions. Whole Leaf. If you have infusion glassware, it's a lovely bouquet. The leaves unravel and take up a lot of space.
This smells "milky" when you sniff the dry tea leaves. It's actually quite pleasant. The flavor of the brew is particularly comforting, sweet without the need of sweetener, and creamy even without adding milk or cream. I like that I don't need to add anything to it. Usually get two good steepings out of these leaves. Will definitely buy again!
This is a solid oolong. It is flavorful without being flowery, and is so smooooooth. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
A sweet, creamy, slightly floral light Oolong. I find this Tea to really be a true delight for all the senses- tasting notes, aroma, the somewhat like pearl shape (which makes it easy to judge how strong/how many pearls you put into your brewing vessel.) I only bought the tester tin and am mad at myself for not getting more. This is such a very pleasing experience to sip, it's light, a bit sweet and creamy but you don't even have to add anything! I hate adding things to my Teas! I found this Tea to be clean, creamy, relaxing, and it helps reduce my headaches and tension. I would often just open the tin to get a nice whiff of the amazing scent and even saved my empty tin because the scent was still present for me to "sniff as needed." A nice winding down or dessert Tea. Also, it really seemed to help me when I had a severe flu with high fevers as it improved my symptoms and general discomfort for at least 20 minutes after drinking a cup & made it easier for me to sleep peacefully. (I've read certain Teas, acco
Richly scented, the tea has little taste up-front, but then a rich fruity taste after you swallow. It's not too sweet or overly floral - just a nice, mellow mix of fruit and floral (I'd say peach and orchid!). Wonderful.
Absolutely delightful! I was wary in ordering the full 3.5 oz instead of a taster tin, having never tried this tea but I was so in love with the flavor at first sip I will be ordering it again. So light, but very floral in flavor. A nice natural floral, not at all like a flavored tea.
This stuff is AMAZING!
This tea is SO good! It's like a green tea with richer flavor, and with fruity essence. You would never think it was so good by the description. When you first open it up (every time) you get this amazing whiff of a creamy, fruity amazingness...and it holds its flavor too! Both me and my husband fell in love with it immediately! Must get more!
Addicted to Milk Oolong!
I've been buying Republic of Tea Milk Oolong in tins from a local store, but they recently stopped carrying it, which broke my heart . . . until I realized that there was a website to buy it directly, and that I could buy it by the pound! I was delighted -- this is my absolute hands-down favorite tea (I like Oolong and Earl Grey and Jasmine, but Oolong is my favorite, and this is my favorite Oolong), and it's nice to know that we can replenish our supplies whenever we need! Perfect for two infusions -- I use it in a mesh tea ball, and can always get two delicious cups out of this subtle, sweet, fragrant tea. It's perfect for people who don't like strong harsh or bitter notes, but prefer an almost-perfumed (but not floral) tea. Its fragrance is sublime, and the flavor is unique -- honeyed and soft on the palate. Definitely a five-teapot rating from me and from my family!
Very enjoyable. Light, creamy, fragrant the brewed tea was a lovely golden yellow. I would recommend trying it.
okay, but not the best
Sampled a dozen+ milk oolong from different tea merchants. Found some really good ones and some terrible ones. This one falls somewhere in the middle. The milky buttery note does not last beyond the first infusion. The taste is smooth but leaves a parchy feel in the back of my throat.
Quite simply, an amazing tea.
This is easily the best tea I have ever tasted! It has a very full body, with a light, almost floral after taste. I only bought the sample tin to try it, but I will be getting more as soon as it is back in stock.
So very Soothing
I had no idea what to expect from this tea, but the excellent reviews nudged me into trying the taster tin. Upon opening the tin, I was a bit hesitant. It had a much sharper, fruity tang than I had expected, what with 'milk' in the name. However, after I gave it a try, I was hooked. This tea feels so wonderfully soothing on my throat and in my tummy that I drink it whenever my allergies have made my throat sore, or when I am nervous (my nerves hurt in the stomach) or have a belly ache. It never fails to make me feel at least a little bit better. I plan to keep it in stock and will certainly buy the full tin next time.
I thought I knew what I was ordering when I bought this tea. After all, I've had oolong tea before. However, this is delightfully different. The fruity overtone adds to rather than overpowering the flavor of the this tea. It's perfect for a pick me up on a rainy day.
I LOVE this tea
This is an amazing oolong tea. When I first opened the tin, I was greeted with the most pleasant smell; a fruity aroma with floral hints, with an amazing buttery after effect. This complexity translates into the steeping. The first steeping has a beautiful fragrance, with a stronger buttery flavor. Additional steeps lead to the lighter floral notes, and a subtle sweetness. Definitely one of my favorite oolongs. This is one I always have on hand.
Excellent and Smooth
This is my favorite tea. It is on the green side of oolong, with a milky smooth mouthfeel and a slightly fruity aroma. I disagree with multiple infusions, as subsequent cups have little flavor. The leaves are large enough to settle out of the water without a strainer, so drinking at work is easy. The leaves are actually large enough that a tea ball would probably not work well. Not a problem for me.
My new favorite
Smooth, slight milky taste, I love it. Darjeeling has been my favorite, but I have to add a splash milk to it to cut the bitterness. This needs no milk, I just add a bit of sweetener and it's perfectly delightful.
Tea I was looking for everywhere, but found only here.
Get a taster tin first
I may be more of a tea purist than some, but I'm leaving a cautionary note that a taster tin might be a good first step for this particular tea. It was too hard to resist trying based on the description and the reviews, but definitely not for me. The first whiff upon opening the tin told me all I needed to know, but I drank a cup just to give it a fair shake. What's described as the flavors of sweet cream and pineapple tasted more like a decomposing flower bed, or a cheap scented candle. If you're generally a British or Irish Breakfast drinker, like me, get the small size first and you'll feel a little better when you spill it down the drain.
Who Couldn't Love this Oolong?
This oolong tea really IS lovely! I have been dying to try milk oolong and I am glad I did. As soon as I opened the envelope I was hit with the most fragrant essence of pineapple...so lovely. And as I drink my first cup, the pineapple flavor continues, along with a soft buttery essence and smooth mouth feel. I would definitely recommend this milk oolong to anyone looking to try something new and different...a definite must in my loose tea collection!
This is the third time I have ordered Milk Oolong. Sometimes you just want to relax and and be calm, and this tea is smooth as silk.
This tea is beautifully fragrant, delicious, exquisite. I enjoy it in the evenings to relax, especially because it has less caffeine.
I bought this tea based on other people's reviews of it. It is so delightful! Smooth creamy taste with that subtle hint of pineapple. This is my second favorite tea! Will be back for more!!
A wonderful tea, exceeded my expectations.
Best Green Tea. Ever.
This tea is the best green tea I have ever tasted and is worth every penny. Many green teas have a very grassy or earthy flavor to them. This tea does not. It does not need sweetener or anything at all. Enjoy just as it is.
Aroma of the real rich cream and smoothness of ambrosia!
one of the best!
This tea is just simply one of the best iv'e had. no bitterness...can re-steep over and over, and still it's milky aroma lingers. it's just delicious.
The most relaxing tea I've tried so far. I'm lactose intolerant, and therefore do not put milk in my tea. This one, however, tastes exactly like I've poured in a few drops, and I don't have the upset stomach afterwards! Definitely my favourite tea... Why didn't I order the entire stock?
Tastes like it should be a lot more expensive!
The subtitles in this tea are wonderful, yet it's robust enough to allow for some variations in steeping to tune it to taste without creating a bitter follow. It's simply a wonderful treat! After making a pot of hot tea, I will re-use the leaves for a lighter blend in a larger pot which goes into the fridge for iced tea.
One of the best tea I've ever had!
Just the right amount of milky aroma!
I bought quite a few teas to try for the first time and was really looking forward to this one. It is delicious with exactly the hints of pineapple as described. I am not a big fan of the green teas but this one is wonderful and smooth.
A Mellow Cup of Tea
I enjoy the total experience of this mild, smooth tea. No sweetener for me, please. I like to experience each slow sip, and find it the perfect drink after a morning of meditation and just before bed too. It has a very pleasing taste and smells wonderful too~!~
Very smooth; nice milky flavour; can add a few drops of honey and it also tastes great.
First, a wonderful fruity aroma hits you when the tin is opened; then, as you drink, the flavor is sooooo smooth and not overly scented, I can't help but smile until the cup is empty. My favorite to date.
The first time I brewed this tea I got it a little too strong and it was a little overwhelming. The second cup was just right and the flavor was spot on.
Smooth and Creamy
Very nice. Smooth and almost creamy with a bit of caramel flavor. Most enjoyable. Glad I got the full tin, would not want to be without.
Absolutely wonderful. It smells of pineapple, fresh plums and peaches straight out of the tin, and brews up into a cup that tastes fruity and creamy all at once. Will definitely be a constant in my cupboard. Delicious!
This is a very nice tea, very smooth and subtle in flavor. It has a light, creamy caramel flavor to it. I really enjoyed it.
My New Favorite
My New Favorite Green Tea. Simply Awesome
My favorite tea
This is the smoothest, most delicious tea I have ever tasted. I was happy to find the taster tin so I could sample it without buying the 3.5 ounce container! However, now I'm disappointed I didn't buy more! This milk oolong will be a constant in my tea collection.
of milk oolong
It is fantastic how each dried nugget of leaf unfurls into delightful deliciousness! The fruited scents and clear flavor.
Best Oolong tea I've ever had.
Fantastic tea, very smooth creamy texture and excellent flavor. I will keep this one stocked for as long as it is sold. It's become my daily cup.
The most aromatic Oolong
In general, I enjoy Oolong, especially with Chinese food. But black tea is my my staple. So it was a real surprise to open my first can of Milk Oolong and be struck by an aroma akin to perfume -- an aroma the sweetness of which remains even as the tea is brewed and sipped. I think it one of the nicest teas that I have ever sampled.
Outstanding -- in fact, hard to believe!
This is by far the most perfumed oolong I have ever tasted. It is very perfumed straight out of the bag, before any water is added. This is unlike any other oolongs -- Tie Guan Yin, for instance, has a lovely orchid fragrance, but it develops slowly as the infusion proceeds. Only "hua cha" (teas perfumed with flowers, such as chrysanthemum tea, jasmine tea, etc.) have that kind of perfume in the bag. The perfume does not alter significantly in the brewing and is the distinctive characteristic of this particular tea. I have had other "milk oolongs" from Fujian or from Taiwan, but they were nothing like this one. It's hard to believe that the tea leaves would be that perfumed (I am tempted to conclude that this is in fact a type of hua cha -- that the leaves are mixed with flowers or fruit at some stage of processing) -- but I am not complaining: I love this tea and just got two pounds of it. I'll be back for more, as all of friends love it too!
never liked tea until i tasted this one!
This is SUCH a nice tea! Oddly enough, you can taste the cream and pineapple! Very slight, of course, but not like any other Oolong I've tried. I got the taster tin, but will be getting the larger tin when I'm done. I prefer this one to the Ti Kuan Yin... and this one's cheaper!
Lovely and delicate
I love oolong, and this is one of my favorites. It has delicate notes of apricot and cream and is very silky in the mouth. Just heavenly. The only caveat is that although the label says it's great for multiple infusions, I have found that on second brewing the taste becomes too pale. However I will definitely buy this again.
New Favorite Oolong !
I like oolong teas best, and never thought I'd find a tea the could match the wonderful flavor of my favorite, Ti Kuan Yin. I tried a small tin of Milk Oolong and was just amazed by it's unique flavor that lingers on the palate and in my mind. It really has a milky quality, and I never put milk in my tea. I plan to order more today, so I am never without it. You have so many wonderful teas, so it says a lot when I can truly say this is one of the very best in the world !
Good smooth taste and light flavor
Very pleased with this tea quality. Milk Oolong seems hard to find and I am glad I managed to get this. Would buy again.
Love This Tea :)
So i wasn't so sure what it would taste like when i first bought it but upon making the first cup i fell in love with it. It has a very soothing and smooth taste with an unique flavor. Taste really great it sweetened a bit with Agave Nectar but still wonderful without sweetener. I highly recommend tea lovers to give this tea a try :)
Good tea for the price
Purchased the bulk size milk oolong because of the price, but tea initially tasted amazing that I immediately decided to order more before it sold out, but halfway through the bag the flavor and size of the loose tea changed. The flavor was weaker so I ended up using more tea for each cup and the tea leaves after infusion was smaller and broken compared to the ones when I first opened the bag. Buying in bulk may be less expensive but quality of tea is inconsisent.
Wonderful creamy tasting tea
Smooth and light, dreamy tasting. A comfort tea.
This is a really tasty oolong, a great afternoon beverage with a unique and satisfying taste. And if you're watching your wallet, this is really affordable compared to many other oolongs on the market for such high quality!
what a find!
Truly does smells of pineapple and milk - this is a wonderful oolong. I have it for desert – make it with boiling water, steep it strong and add a touch of raw turbinado sugar, and those smells will becomes tastes. Because of its similar aroma, I always make it when I have a fresh pineapple and cottage cheese. Takes an otherwise pedestrian desert and makes it something special. Love this one.
This is wonderful, great flavor plain or with honey or agave necter, I have also blended it with some lapsang suchong for a great blend. Has multiple layers of flavor no matter how you serve it. Will diffently buy more!
My favorite tea yet!
This tea is wonderfully complex and muted. It was my first experience with oolong tea of any sort, and I love it, love it, love it! It's not too strong, but it's still got a lovely flavor. I sweeten with honey (if at all), and while the flavors changed somewhat after the addition of a dab of it, flavors I hadn't noticed before really came out. I'll definitely be buying this one again!