Saturday, 14 March 2015

Exploring Tea - Part 3 - Milk Oolong

Milk Oolong

Apparently the finest Tieguanyin Oolong tea from China.
 You would not want to add milk to this tea


Cup: pale yellow-green
Aroma: cream, caramel
Taste: milk, floral, balanced
Finish: smooth, sweet

I found it delicate and definitely with a hint of cream and caramel on top of the mild green tea flavour.
A pleasant afternoon drink

 I first came across Newby Teas when looking for a good Peppermint tissane
I was so impressed with their website that I phoned them and asked if they would mind if I took information from their site in order to do some blog posts on tea
They were more than happy and yesterday I received some gifts of tea from them, the above being the first that I have sampled (apart from the Peppermint that I bought and showed in a previous post)

I'll be sharing some very interesting tea history in my next tea post.


Elizabethd said...

I have recently read that OOlong tea is low in caffeine. I wonder if you know anything about this?

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

This one sounds especially delicious to me.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Now I'll be looking for that Oolong tea. It sounds wonderful !

Vee said...

Though peppermint is not a favorite flavor, I think I could be happy about the "medicinal" effects. How nice of Newby Teas to bless you with some samples. I have enjoyed two pots of proper tea in recent days thanks to you!

Gracie Saylor said...

Hi Barbara, I have just had a lovely visit with you through your blog and I got caught up on your posts since January: the amazing Dorset house and gardens, the military museum so enjoyed by your grands, the interesting stories about tea that I never tire of learning about, and your walk about and gardening. My latest computer challenge was buying a new battery for my laptop, and my last blogging challenge was setting up a new Blogger profile so that I am once more not a no-reply blogger :-) In spite of all the strange glitches I have with blogging, I really enjoy it, and I am so glad I discovered your blog and that we can visit back and forth through cyberspace. Thanks for posting, Barbara. Praying for blessings for you and yours.

Needled Mom said...

This one sounds delicious. I am going to have to look for this one.

Deb said...

I look forward to more of your post on Tea, I host 4 to 5 tea parties throughout the year and always looking for new tea to introduce.

Lorrie said...

What a delicious sounding tea!

Anonymous said...

This tea sounds wonderful, and very pleasant to drink in a fine tea cup with a saucer.
Looking forward to your next tea post.

bristowmom said...

Barbara, first, I just checked comments on my blog and found several from you that we're awaiting moderation. I don't know why they were held! Thank you for your comments.

Second, this tea sounds delicious.

Third, in Taiwan there is a wonderful tea shop called Smith & Hsu (pronounced Sue). When you are seated you are given a box full of small jars which hold tea leaves of each variety they serve. As I recall there were close to 30 varieties. You could smell each jar and thereby decide which you wanted to order. My favorite was chocolate mint, which I thought sounded very strange for a tea, but it was delicious! Not that you'll ever visit Taiwan, but if you did I am certain you would enjoy Smith & Hsu.