Thursday, July 12, 2012

Whittard of Chelsea's Milky Oolong Tea

I have two tea personalities this summer. There's the iced-tea-loving side of me at home, and at the office, where the air conditioning makes things a little chilly at times, I'm regularly enjoying my hot tea. Happily, I still have some new Whittard of Chelsea teas to try, and this week's tasting was the Milky Oolong Black Tea.

When I opened the package, I noticed that fresh, woodsy scent I've come to associate with the very best tasting teas. But this dry leaf also has a scent that somehow reminded me of hot buttered toast!

Whittard describes this tea as having "a distinctive creamy taste and soft butter-like aroma," and I can definitely attest to getting a buttery, creamy mouth-feel from my cup of tea. I've found this almost decadent combination in precious few teas before, and I'm definitely a fan of the Milky Oolong. Are there any "Milky" blends you like? I'd love to know!


  1. Having sampled a 'milky' tea, I must admit, it's not my favorite.

  2. I was shown this tea by a staffmember in the Whittard's flagship store in London. Didn't get it at the time because I had so many teas already but it's definitely still on my bucketlist.

    How did you find the tea? Do you know what oxidation percentage it has? I find it intriguing that this Oolong tea is being marketed as 'black'.

    Even so, I remember loving the smell of this remarkable tea. Delicious!

  3. The Biltmore teacup! I see you have the cup with the newer mold/handle. I bought my sister one a number of years ago; the painted design is the same but the cup itself is from a different mold.

  4. Sounds interesting. I don't know that I've had any milky blends. I like green and rooibus teas or organic blends. Have a great day! Tammy

  5. I can't think of a "Milky" blend offhand, but the Whittard of Chelsea's oolong sounds lovely.

  6. Hi Angela,

    I love your gorgeous teacup and your Whittard Milky Oolong looks delicious.

    I'm a huge fan of milky oolongs. Quality milky oolongs are usually creamy and smooth on the palette. They also don't include any milk (eventhough there are some farmers who have explored down this road). The term "milky" really refers to the creaminess of the tea in relationship to the creaminess you find in milk.

    I'm not sure why they have noted black tea on the packaging because oolongs aren't oxidized fully like black teas. Maybe it's a blend of oolong and black tea.

    I have been cold brewing every tea under the sun and recently iced a coconut milky oolong I received from a friend in Canada. It was out of this world!



  7. Once again you find the cutest tea things! I like the idea of a plant in there but it also looks cute just the way it is.
    You have a little magic finding lovely tea things.
    Ruthie from:

  8. Milk oolong is definitely a good one. So often milky teas have something added to them to make them that way, but the milk oolong comes about it naturally. What a treat.

  9. I've never had a Milky tea before, but it sounds good.

  10. this sounds delightful! can this be purchased in the states - New York, specifically.

  11. Nice. I like your writing style and have deeply impressed by your wisdom. I've learned a lot from your article and now Im very interested in Oolong Tea. I like drinking Chinese Tea with Yixing Teapot!


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