milk oolong

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£5.25

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Ah oolong – the unsung hero of the tea world, a firm favourite of mine and a MUST try for any self-proclaimed tea lover. We felt it only right to share the oolong love and introduce another popular variation in the form of milk oolong. Milk oolong in Chinese is “Nai Xiang” which means milk scent, so the namesake of milk oolong comes from its beautifully buttery, aroma. It tastes smooth and creamy – cast your mind back to those white milk bottle sweets you’d get in pick n mix – but is totally dairy free.

Louise the tea taster says

how does it taste?

Now, don’t let the milky name put you off, this traditional Chinese (dairy free!) tea has a natural, sweet butterscotch flavour to give a smooth and creamy taste - be brave and give it a try! 

good if you're feeling

In need of a sweet fix.

How we like it

Pure.

Brew Time

  • tea temple - 1 per person. brew for 3 minutes, best with water at 80 degrees C. (If you don't have a fancy kettle or thermometer to hand, grabbing the kettle just before it boils will do the trick!)

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.

Good to know

special edition
  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Water just off the boil - 80 degrees
    Water just off the boil - 80 degrees
  • Calories 0
    0 calories per cup
  • what's in it?

    oolong tea, natural milk flavouring

  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 0 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • 0 carbohydrate
  • Allergens

    dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts.

Reviews

* * * * - (7)

Delicious!

* * * * * by Hilary Minor • 26th May 2018

“I am enjoying this tea enormously. It needs no milk but tastes quite creamy with a hint of caramel. It's seriously good stuff and at zero calories it becomes a real hero :-)”

Lovely

* * * * * by AR • 28th May 2018

“I'm not very familiar with oolong teas, but this one has me completely sold. The taste is lovely and gentle, with the sweet milk tones mostly coming in as a soft touch in the aftertaste and the wonderful lasting butterscotch smell that comes out as soon as you add the hot water (I've gotten into the habit of keeping the used teabag in the empty cup for a bit after finishing just to enjoy the smell that little bit longer). A natural, understated sort of vanilla.

I personally recommend brewing it closer to the three minute mark than the five, but even if you do overbrew slightly this tea doesn't get that tree bark/fish oil taste that many other greener teas can fall into. If Teapigs made this a permanent addition to their roster I'd definitely pick it up again.”

I need to speak to a manager.

* * * * * by Emily • 21st September 2018

“It's so delicious why would you make it limited edition? Please make it a forever Tea <3”

The *best* tea ever!

* * * * * by Mariela • 14th October 2018

“It is comforting and delicious!”

sweet and creamy but not too much!

* * * * - by m bashford • 16th May 2018

“Really tasty new tea; I've never tried Oolong before so this is very new to me! I was sceptical at first as the tea smells very vanilla-ish and sweet - I thought maybe it was going to taste artificial.

The tea does not taste artificial however, it goes down smoothly and is somewhere in between green and black. It leans more towards green on that scale. The aftertaste is slightly sweet, vanilla-y (hence a bit milky).

Give it a try, especially if you've never tried Oolong before and you like green teas!

(teapigs - if you could bring this back, that would be great! how about loose leaf milk oolong?)”

Flavoured tea

* * - - - by James • 22nd August 2018

“Only my opinion (obviously) but to me the smell is too sickly sweet. It may be "natural milk flavouring" but I'd like to know exactly what it is. The taste is less overwhelming but I'm really not keen. Oolong is a wonderful tea (and I particularly enjoy the Teapigs tung ting) so doesn't need flavouring. Sadly I missed the fact that there is flavouring added when I ordered.

I'll be sticking with the tung ting!”

Not for me

* - - - - by s critchley • 17th July 2018

“I am an oolong fan and love ting tang oolong, so thought that this was worth a try. I have just my first cup of milk oolong and sadly it will be my last. If you like a flavoured tea (herb or fruit for example) and are not sure about oolong then you may like this. To me it was too sweet and almost soapy and I have thrown it away, and the oolong was totally masked by the strong over powering flavour. I shall stick with pure teas in future.”

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