A most unique character best described as premium oolong with sweet milk and light orchid notes peeking out from camellia depths.
This rare reserve quality oolong is produced in Fujian Province of China.
The GROWING ALTITUDES of milky oolong tea is 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level.
The tea has a very high level of antioxidants and low on caffeine content.
Milk oolong tea, also called silk oolong, has a very unique taste as well as many romantic stories and legends explain its unusual flavor.
Milk Oolong, like all Oolongs, is considered a semi-fermented tea meaning it is somewhere between a black and green tea (which is a very poor attempt to describe this beautiful unique variety of tea). Like many other tea produced in China, over the years, production methods have remained unchanged for the most part.
In the mid-seventeenth century during the Ming dynasty the Chinese tea-makes started to experiment with oolongs – this new type of tea and that is the time when many different artisan oolong teas and its legends became known.
The milk wulong is probably the most unique and the praised one. This kind of unique, rare artisan oolong teas are handpicked, hand-rolled and steamed, as in the old days.
The tea bushes go dormant in the winter and return to life in the spring.
First, the leaf is plucked from gardens situated between 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level, and its production starts in March. Next, the plucked leaf is withered until it has reached the desired level of fermentation. The fermented tea is rocked, or sifted to sort because only the prime leaves are required, and steamed over hot fire. Finally the tea is dried then sorted to ensure leaf quality and packed.
The milk oolong tea is produced in relatively small quantities from March to December. Only about 80,000 kg are produced with about 60,000 kg headed for the export market.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE for MIlk Oolong tea is 85ºC/185ºF – bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.
You can order smaller quality of Milk Oolong Reserve Loose Leaf Tea 1lbs.
Oolong tea is a very unique variety of tea and each type of oolong has its unique taste and characteristics.
Today the tea is known as Oolong, but its original name is wulong, which translates as Dark or Black Dragon. It probably got its name for the large, bulky dark leaves, many of which may have a shape of the mystical Chinese Dragon.
Fujian is the home of oolongs. The mystical Wuyi Shan in northwestern part of Fujian is a home of spectacular rock oolong teas such as Da Hong Pao (Royal Red Rope).
Southern Fujian Province is the home of production for such teas as Orchid Oolong (Qi Lan), Golden Osmanthus (Huang Jing Gui) and others.
Tiequanyin (Ti Quan Yin or Ti Kuan Yin) is one of China’s most legendary tea is produced in Anxi province.
Oolong tea is highly revered in China and other parts of the world. These sophisticated unique teas represent the pinnacle of the Chinese tea.