Milk Oolong Tea by West China Tea


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Milk Oolong (奶香烏龍茶, Nǎi Xiāng Wū Lóng Chá, “Milk Fragrance Oolong Tea”) comes from a Taiwanese cultivar called Jīn Xuān 金萱 (“Golden Lily”). Legend has it that one year there was a late freeze that caused the plants to get frostbitten and wilt just before the harvest. Thinking their tea was ruined, some farmers decided to pick and process the tea anyway to cut their losses. It has a pronounced buttered-popcorn and condensed milk fragrance with a big stone-fruit finish on the exhale. Many Milk Oolongs on the market are scented, or have milk powder added to them, to create this distinctive flavor. Our Milk Oolong is certified organic and contains no additives. While Milk Oolong is originally from Taiwan, this particular version comes from Quan Zhou, near Anxi in Fujian, just across the water from Taiwan.