All About Milk Oolong Tea
Milk Oolong is one of our absolute favorites. You can smell the milky notes as soon as you open the bag or container, and when steeped for a few minutes, you can hardly tell that you don't have a splash of milk in your cup of tea.
What makes the tea even better is that it can be re-steeped as many as five to eight times, getting you much more out of one serving than with other teas. Have it in the morning to replace your coffee, and then keep drinking it throughout the day!
Oolong tea is packed with good health benefits, including:
Weight Loss: A study published in the Journal of Medical Investigation showed that oolong tea improved metabolism and promoted weight loss when consumed regularly.
Heart Health: Research found that people who drank at least 10 ounces of oolong tea daily had lower risk of high total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol levels.
Cancer Prevention: A number of small studies suggest that oolong tea may inhibit ovarian, lung, and skin cancer when consumed regularly.
Diabetes Prevention: A small, 30-day study conducted in Japan found that daily consumption of oolong tea lowered the glucose levels in its participants by as much as 30%.
Mouth Health: Fluoride, a compound added to tap water in most developed countries to aide in mouth and gum health, is a naturally occurring compound in oolong tea leaves.
Origin: The Fujian Province of China
Caffeine Level: Low, less than half a cup of coffee.
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.
The milk oolong smells and tastes delicious. I re-steeped it 4 times throughout the day without any loss of flavor, so it'll easily last longer than that. This was another one I liked with a splash of vanilla plant milk or whole milk, although it already has smooth milky notes without adding a thing.
the most pleasant surprise - with nothing added, the milk oolong has the smooth taste and feel as though milk had been added. C&L could easily charge double for this and I’d still line up to buy.
This tea is mild, refreshing, and exactly what you need on a cold winter morning. You can also steep this about 5 times, so it's well worth it.
I first had this tea from Capital Teas and fell in love with the flavors. However, you pay an significantly more over there, it's absolutely ridiculous. C&L's tea is the exact same (we compared flavor and look, side by side) and saw no difference. I will definitely be purchasing my Milk Oolong from C&L from now on!