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Milk Oolong

4.5 star average rating
31 Reviews Write a Review
From Fujian province, this unique Milk Oolong tea is composed of loosely rolled leaves with a rich buttery fragrance. The sparkling pale yellow cup has a silky smooth mouth feel with a round, complex flavor profile. A tropical fruit sweetness complements notes of coconut cream and a light floral suggestion. This tea is a perfect choice for multiple infusions.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 190 degrees
Milk Oolong Reviews
4.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (based on 31 reviews)

  • My new favorite tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Kaye – CA – March 22, 2021
  • I generally love oolongs and wasn't sure what to expect with this tea, but I am so glad I ordered. The buttery taste and aroma are wonderful, and I will definitely reorder.
  • Amazing!
  • 5 star rating
  • Ruth – NY – March 19, 2021
  • A friend brewed tea for the two of us. The first sip was amazing! I never had tasted milk oolong before, but loved it. And the second brewing was as good as the first. She pointed out that the first brewing has to be carefully I'll take more care than usual with this special tea.
  • If you like butter...
  • 1 star rating
  • JP – WI – March 08, 2021
  • The smell of artificial-butter-on-microwave-popcorn is overpowering. I couldn't smell or taste anything else. The smell lingered on my Chatsford infuser, making the next day's cup of Yunnan a But, kudos to Upton for offering samples of all their teas. I would've been very disappointed if I'd spent $20 for a bag.
  • My New Favorite
  • 5 star rating
  • Roxi – TX – February 20, 2021
  • This is now the tea i make for people to show them how amazing hot leaf juice can be with just the smallest amount of sugar. It's the perfect tea. The flavor has a beautiful amount of oolong, and delightfully mild/subtle coconut hint, and an amazing fruity/ floral sweetness and flavour. The tea leaves respond super well to re-seeping
  • Delicious, velvety smooth Jin Xuan
  • 5 star rating
  • Nancy – NY – December 11, 2020
  • Very aromatic tea with an exceptionally full and velvety body in a light yellow cup. The flavor is light, yet very rich and satisfying with hints of fruit and light floral notes. A fantastic tea.
  • Simply the best!
  • 5 star rating
  • Mike – KY – November 12, 2020
  • I have tried Jin Xuan from other purveyors and this, from Upton, is by far the best. Some other sources add ingredients, Upton does not! This Milk Oolong has brewed consistently of the highest quality flavor and aroma. It has easily become my favorite tea, hands down!
  • Best of the Best
  • 5 star rating
  • Mike – KY – October 15, 2020
  • I've tried Milk Oolong from other sources but this is absolutely the best... consistently. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a tea in which the flavor is not overpowering but subtle and pleasing and becomes sweeter and more floral as it cools. This by far my favorite tea!
  • Best for iced tea!
  • 5 star rating
  • Siana – MA – June 06, 2020
  • I don't typically drink oolong as a hot tea, but this particular variety makes a spectacular iced tea, particularly with Boba.
  • What A Treat!
  • 5 star rating
  • Beth – OH – June 05, 2020
  • When I opened the bag, right away I could smell the tropical fruit and buttery notes. Brewed as recommended, and - wowzah! This is a delicious, intense tea. I can see myself reaching for this when I want something sweet and decadent without the calories. Will definitely be a regular in our household!
  • Top Favorite! Unique flavorful tea that stands out from the rest!
  • 5 star rating
  • Tam – IL – May 20, 2020
  • This has a flavorful unique smooth almost milk/buttery exquisite flavor that stands out from other teas. I truly enjoy this tea, it's an exotic experience that takes you away like a vacation, versus an ordinary tea. It may well be my absolute number one favorite.
  • Can't Believe It's Not Butter
  • 2 star rating
  • Sam – CA – May 13, 2020
  • Bought this tea because every now and then I like a semi-sweet tea. I've had some delicious vanilla black teas from chado tea room in LA. I was hoping the taste would be a bit more subtle but I'm super disappointed in this tea. I immediately smells really strongly of butter to me, and when you drink it it tastes like artificial butter flavor
  • Wow, what a find!
  • 5 star rating
  • Linda – MD – May 05, 2020
  • What an unexpectedly amazing tea! It is deliciously unusual, buttery smooth, just as described. I don’t find a flowery taste, but a soft, subtle, almost nutty flavor that I could drink all day. It is probably the most delicious tea I have ever tried, and I have tried many.
  • Sooooo Goooood
  • 5 star rating
  • Nathan – MN – January 26, 2020
  • This tea is special! Enjoying a glass of it now as I write this. About as comforting a drink as I ever had. I've had other milk oolong before but this is at a different level. Goes perfect with my chocolate chip cookie. 😋
  • A headscratcher
  • 3 star rating
  • Alex M. – CA – December 20, 2019
  • I find this tea hard to review. The nose and palate return a strong signal of the Buttery Flavored Topping that marked movie popcorn in the 80s. I got a somewhat rancid flavor top note. I love Oolongs but this one is not for me.
  • One of the Best Oolong teas
  • 5 star rating
  • Jeffrey – CA – November 13, 2019
  • To me this smells and tastes like coconut. I highly recommend this tea.
  • Milk Oolong
  • 5 star rating
  • Pat – CA – August 15, 2019
  • This is my favorite oolong. It is delicious with milk and can be infused multiple times.
  • Fragrant, buttery, fresh cup
  • 4 star rating
  • Lauren – CA – June 30, 2019
  • A unique flavor...fragrant, buttery, a bit floral, and fresh. The dried leaves smell of buttered biscuits. Bought a sample, and liked it so much I'm purchasing a larger bag.
  • Wow!!!
  • 5 star rating
  • David – CA – May 09, 2019
  • This is one of the best teas I've ever tasted. It tastes like Almond milk, it's very smooth and has a little vanilla/nutty flavor. I just ordered more of this tea, I ordered a couple of samplers on my last order and this was by far the most flavorful one.
  • Unique and enjoyable
  • 4 star rating
  • Anthony – NY – April 24, 2019
  • This distinctive tea is redolent not so much of milk but buttered popcorn (you'll see) It has a creamy mouth feel and packs lots of flavor, even it didn't resemble cloudy water.
  • Fruity
  • 3 star rating
  • Nica – CA – January 18, 2019
  • I enjoy Milk Oolong. However, this one was a more fruity than expected. It's not bad, but probably best for those who prefer fruity notes in their tea. Unfortunately, that's not my top preference.
  • My Favorite
  • 5 star rating
  • Miss Biscuit – MO – January 01, 2019
  • I purchased sample sizes of a selection of teas based on Daniel Reid’s book the Art and Alchemy of Chinese tea. This tea was my favorite for it’s caramel scent and flavor with a bit of floral peeking through. Through this process I discovered that I enjoy teas with a floral scent and flavor.
  • As good as any Milk Oolong I have tried
  • 5 star rating
  • Gina – VT – December 09, 2018
  • My favorite tea right now. I brew the leaves four times, the last two for decaf, which makes it economical as well as flavorful. It is good with or without milk, honey enhances its flavor. It is amazing when steeped in maple sap. I sense peach although others say pineapple.
  • This is a pretty good Milk Oolong
  • 4 star rating
  • Vito – CA – December 02, 2018
  • The vendor who sold me the best Milk Oolong retired; I still haven't found one as good as that, but this one comes closest. All the others I've tried are too vegetal, or they're flavored with milk or some other junk. This one is just tea. It's good enough to reorder, which is more than I can say for the others.
  • Unique, Buttery, delightful
  • 5 star rating
  • The Coastal Emperor – GA – April 18, 2018
  • From the start of the brew until the last sip I found this one of the more interesting teas I’ve tasted. I drink many varieties of Oolong and have been partial to Formosa styles. I wanted to try other varieties so I ordered the sample Oolong pack of tins. This tea from Fujian has a flavor of cream, tropical fruit, and a thick yet clean mouthfeel.
  • Smells like pineapple, tastes like soda pop!
  • 1 star rating
  • Dr. Siota Belle – CA – April 10, 2018
  • I gave this tea a try because was a staff favorite described as "fragrant and buttery." Yes it is fragrant-for me it is a very STRONG fragrance of pineapple tea diluted with sweetened condensed milk. I tried 2 pots and can't drink any more. First time ever an Upton's tea is a "no go" for me.
  • Delicious from first brew to last drop
  • 5 star rating
  • H Lynnea – IL – March 23, 2018
  • The description of this tea is spot-on - there is a wonderfully delicate butter note to the tea prior to brewing, which blooms into a lightly sweet and floral flavor. Definitely one of my favorite oolongs.
  • Great tasting tea!
  • 5 star rating
  • George – FL – March 07, 2018
  • Really like this Tea, it's smooth and taste like a cup of milk. I got the sample. Looks like I'll have to pick up some more.
  • Smooth and weighted
  • 5 star rating
  • Elisabeth – MA – November 27, 2017
  • This tea has a unique and silky mouth feel and delicious full flavors. If you like Formosa Spring Dragon, this is similar but it has notes of honey. Different from toasty oolongs, more green and floral. Not at all cloying. Good for three pours. Absolutely wonderful as afternoon tea. A current favorite.
  • Abundant flavors
  • 5 star rating
  • Mary – WA – November 01, 2017
  • Description of flavors is perfect. Delicious .
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • 5 star rating
  • Todd – CA – October 18, 2017
  • This tea has fragrant pineapple notes and a silky taste and texture. I enjoyed it hot as well as over ice. I steeped it almost 3 times. The leaves are incredible to explore after unfurling.
  • A very unique tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Steve – CA – October 15, 2017
  • Until recently, I've not been a big fan of Oolongs. For my taste, most are too "fragrant" for me. I think Jasmin makes a fine air freshener, not a good oolong. This oolong is not floral, rather it's very sweet and smooth. Upton's description is spot on. I strongly recommend you at least try a sample - it's a very unique tea.
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