Immediately after opening the package of DAVIDsTEA’s Quangzhou Milk Oolong I knew that this would be a tea I would really like. The smell is extraordinarily aromatic, and reveals immediately the reason for its name. It doesn’t really smell like actual milk as much as it smells milky. The scent is really more like pure, rich cream with a whole lot of pure cane syrup poured into it. Of course the only way to attempt to describe a flavor or scent is to compare it to something it isn’t, and that can only ever approximate and hint. If you imagine a sweet sugary cream and can translate that memory into a more tea-like scent you’ll be as close as you can get without direct sensory experience of it. Here is DAVIDsTEA’s description of this tea:
“This limited-edition oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.”
It is easy for me to see how this lovely brew could inspire people to construct such a fanciful and charming myth around it. It is quite a distinctive oolong, and I found the luxurious scent and flavor to be quite enjoyable.
One thing that I found a little surprising when I brewed it gongfu style in a gaiwan was that the first infusion had very little of the specific flavor that I expected to echo the powerful smell of the leaf. But its distinctive creamy sweet character was revealed a little more in the second infusion and even more so in the third. By that time it tasted very much like that wonderful, creamy aroma. This tea is a tea to savor slowly, and preferably in small, short, dense infusions, although I also found it quite pleasant when brewed using a more typically Western method, in a larger size glass pot, steeped for three minutes.
As this Quangzhou Milk Oolong is a limited edition, I strongly recommend giving some of it a try while it’s still available. If you have the type of tea palate that enjoys sweet, lightly oxidized oolongs you are probably going to find this one to your liking, and you will find yourself able to remember its distinctive scent long after the last droplets have dried in your cup.
Possibly Related Posts:
The tea market and the industry have made it clear that transparency is the way of the future – but what is transparency? I have been building a culture of transparency in the agriculture supply chain since 2010. At first I was a lone ranger; but now I see almost … Continue reading
Allow me to introduce you to your new favourite show to binge watch on Netflix. Kim’s Convenience is a CBC comedy about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The sitcom is based on Ins Choi’s award-winning play. The moment I began watching the show I instantly regretted not doing so sooner. I actually started watching Kim’s Convenience because of an interaction on this Instagram post that featured Janet, played by the hilarious Andrea Bang, chugging a mug of tea. Andrea Bang was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C and like her character, she grew up around tea. In fact, tea plays a huge role in her acting career today. At the tea table Andrea opened up about her childhood tea moments, her favourite steeps, which character from Kim’s Convenience she would share a cup of tea with and more.
THE SECRET SALCE BEHIND FUND SELECTION
Two Types of Major College scholarships
Just before we get in composition, let me define what i’m saying by a ‘major’ scholarship. You can find two major types We are focusing on. The foremost is the kind that promises more than just bucks. These free college funding also include unique mentoring, enrichment experiences, management development, study opportunities, embraced experiences by using a cohort connected with fellow historians, and/or entrance to an is in program. Any some of these activities might be marketed in addition to a whole (or close full) journey to college. Could possibly be anywhere from some to 52 scholarships to go around for each inbound class in various colleges in the United States (the Stamps President’s Scholarship from Georgia Tech falls straight into this category).
The second type scholarship is one of expensive or perhaps most exclusive scholarship within a particular university. It’s not unconventional to find some or 20 of these scholarships or grants sitting there with the students considered ‘the good the best’ in the newly arriving class. Requirements for line is often very scholastically focused, but is not exclusively. Bonuses beyond financing for the cost of attendance usually are hit or miss, typically miss (though sometimes these come with admission to an recognizes program).