Organic Milk Oolong from Taiwan, winner of a 2-Star Great Taste Award in 2016.
What the Great Taste judges thought: “A good colour to the infusion, which has good brassica notes but is also reminiscent of coconut water and full cream milk – yet is clean and delicate in character.”
Our Award Winning Organic Milk Oolong (Nai Xiang) is a wonderful and inimitable tea produced from the leaves of the Jin Xuan cultivar, developed in Taiwan in the 1980’s. It is also known as the Golden Daylily (Jin Xuan) or #12, the number given to it by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station. Jin Xuan cultivar is very popular with farmers since the plants are more hardy and produce a higher yield. From a tea lover’s point of view, Jin Xuan is an attractive aromatic drink with a lovely sweet character. It is particularly popular for the smooth creamy and milky aroma, texture and taste. Latest winter 2016 harvest!
As Milk Oolong has become extremely popular, please be aware of imitations. There are plenty of milk oolongs (whether from Jin Xuan cultivar or others) that are flavoured either with milk or vanilla in order to imitate or enhance the natural taste that the leaves of Jin Xuan develop. Not only do these contain flavouring (often artificial), they also cannot be consumed by those who are lactose intolerant as they can contain milk or traces of milk. It is easy to spot a flavoured Milk Oolong, the natural tea flavour will be completely overshadowed by flavour of milk or any other additives that are used. Any genuine Milk Oolong is always produced from the Jin Xuan cultivar and should not be flavoured or enhanced with additional flavours in any way.
We source an Organic Milk Oolong that is the real and authentic tea. It is a lightly baked Milk Oolong that comes from an organic production that utilises the Jin Xuan cultivar grown around Mingjian Township in Nantou County, Taiwan. The tea master employs a slow baking process to bring out the best in this tea, an enriched smooth sweet flavour and creamy texture. The final product is a very satisfying drink that has a natural mild milky aroma, mouthfeel and taste. The clean liquor has light floral and sweet notes of cream and almonds.
This Taiwanese Organic Milk Oolong tea is best brewed at 90°C for 3-5 minutes according to your taste and can be brewed multiple times, increasing steeping time with each next brew if desired.