Osmanthus Milk Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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Cream, Creamy, Floral, Milk, Osmanthus, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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From Bird Pick Tea & Herb

This Oolong tea comes from select tea trees planted back in 1981 that produce leaves boasting a unique sweet, milky flavor. We took this tea and infused it with the unforgettable sweet fragrance of osmanthus flowers for a wonderfully creamy tea. No actual milk is used!

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Using around 4g, 90ml at 185F

I absolutely adore the smell. Extremely milky and creamy and just lingers in your nose and throat after inhaling.

Started off with a quick wash and I let the tea relax. The smell gets much stronger and adopts a creamy, vegetable smell to it.

One very important thing to note about this tea is that it’s incredibly sensitive to steeping times. If you steep this tea for too long (or too hot), it tastes like spinach mixed with seaweed or something of the like. Honestly making it taste disgusting. But with shallow infusions, it will convert the aroma into the tea itself.

Steep times were as follows: 4s, 5s, 8s, 12s, 15s, + others (lost count, was in a long conversation)

If anyone is following how I’m making this tea, you’ll probably notice that the color looks to be very faint for the first steep. This is normal. You’ll notice that drinking the tea from the first steep results in a very strong floral taste, no bitterness, only a /very/ slight vegetable taste (just enough to be pleasant), and really creamy. The predominant flavours are osmanthus and ‘cream’ for the lack of a better word. The creaminess is generally sweet as well.

The following few steeps encompass a very smooth osmanthus and floral aroma, with a creamy vehicle as means of deliverance.

Things to note: This tea maintains the floral and creamy osmanthus throughout the entire tea session. If you start tasting it bitter or vegetal, you have steeped it for too long. If it started tasting like that from the get-go, heat could also be a factor.

Overall, a pretty decent milk oolong. I personally think the ‘premium silky green’ from bird pick is a better milk oolong, despite it being marketed as green tea (it’s not, it’s definitely milk oolong).

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Floral, Milk, Osmanthus, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal

185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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Many thanks to Amariel for this tea!

I tried this yesterday, and wasn’t sure what to say about it. The dry tea smells lovely, and looks like it has some huge leaves rolled up there. It’s floral, and slightly green smelling.

Steeped, it unfortunately has some of the oolong flavour that’s really hard for me to describe that I do not like. I’ve called it things like “seaweedy” before. That’s sort of it. This tea is mostly floral, I’m guessing from the osmanthus as well as the tea itself. The texture is nice, not too thin even though I was doing shortish steeps. But something about the flavour just hits my tastebuds the wrong way.

Thank you Amariel for sharing, but I don’t think this is for me.


Aww, sorry it didn’t work out for you.

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761 tasting notes

So after a few days of nothing but chai and double ginger, to soothe my tummy, I decided to break this out and try it since I was feeling a bit better. I seem to remember the store noting a pineapple note, and I could smell it in the container there, but not here, nor could I taste it. However, I did get a slight juicy note in addition to the creamy aspects, so maybe that was it.

As the other reviews have said, this is a very drinkable milk oolong, and for whatever reason, milk oolongs are one of the few I can drink straight, without any sweetener in it at all. So I had two steeps of this while I went about my day and got things accomplished before my tummy started acting up and I switched back to double ginger.

I’d say it is a comparable replacement for my Teaopia milk oolong.

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1 tasting notes

Soothing floral notes of osmanthus makes this tea comforting. Smooth and creamy, easy to drink.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Osmanthus, Smooth

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5 tasting notes

Milky fragrance. Very delicious. The leaves look really beautiful after steeping.

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8 tasting notes

Tastes of milk. Very creamy. Easy to drink. Almost comforting.

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