Review: SerendipiTea Milk Oolong

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Laura’s Teaview Snapshot
Its OK"Overall, this is not a bad cup of oolong, but it is not my favorite unadulterated milk oolong, nor is it my favorite oolong offering from SerendipiTea. I happen to stock some of their Forever Spring in my personal collection and would probably spend my dollars on that over this."
Laura’s Teaview: 6.8/10
Other Teaviews: Vanessa gave it 6.5/10, Lynn gave it 4/10, Jamie gave it 6/10, Shaiha gave it 9.1/10, Katie gave it 6.9/10
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serendipteamilkoolong"A truly unique tea from Nantou! This lightly oxidized oolong made from Jin Xuan cultivar delivers a pleasant surprise ~ the liquor is smooth & creamy with a hint of cinnamon & roasted sugar, naturally." ---SerendipiTea website.

You will never see me pass up an opportunity to sample a milk oolong. As readers that follow along already know, I love oolong and I love dessert teas. Milk oolong is essentially dessert oolong and a blessed union at that! Usually you can find milk oolong under the names Jin Xuan or Golden Lily. However, you will also find other particularly creamy oolongs sold as milk oolongs. I have some theories about milk oolongs and believe that there are those that are naturally milky in flavor and there are those that have been processed and/or treated with some special flavoring agent to make them more milky tasting. To be honest, I am a huge fan of both. It only took one sip for me to know that this is one is au natural and does not have an special flavoring agents.

I played around with the brewing parameters of this one a bit and found that I enjoyed this one best as follows: 2 heaping tsps of leaf, water temp of 200 degrees and a 45 sec infusion time. The resulting cup is naturally quite sweet and floral. It even gave off a very mild mouthfeel that I associate with creamy oolongs that is best described as the mouthfeel that you experience when you've eaten something fatty. However, it did kind of lack that creamy, milky flavor that I was looking for. That was a touch of vegetalness that reminded me a bit of green beans. Overall, this is not a bad cup of oolong, but it is not my favorite unadulterated milk oolong, nor is it my favorite oolong offering from SerendipiTea. I happen to stock some of their Forever Spring in my personal collection and would probably spend my dollars on that over this. However, if you are curious about this, I might suggest opting for a sample of it so you can check it out.

— To purchase SerendipiTea Milk Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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