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The Best Oolong Tea When Making Milk Tea at Home

Most Value

4.5/5

VAHDAM - Oolong Tea from Himalayas

Talk Boba's Favorite

4.5/5

The Tao of Tea - Black Dragon Oolong Tea

Best Flavor

4/5

Davidson's Tea - Chinese Oolong Tea

Oolong pearl tea is one of the most popular teas in the world. Maybe even more popular than your traditional Assam black tea.
 
In terms of flavor, it is less overpowering than most traditional teas. And it only needs to be brewed for a few minutes (2-4 minutes on average) for the best flavor.
 
Generally, people consider oolong tea to be the middle ground between a strong black tea and a light green tea.
 
If you’re looking for a tea that’s not too bold and not too light, loose leaf oolong tea is your perfect tea of choice. It’s strong enough to have a distinct taste and light enough to be sipped on throughout the day.
 
Here are 8 of the best oolong teas for milk tea. See a quick glimpse of all 8 directly below. 

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VAHDAM - Oolong Tea from Himalayas

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The Tao of Tea - Black Dragon Oolong Tea

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Teamonk - Tapas Premium Oolong Tea

4.5/5
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Numi - Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf Oolong

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Davidson's Tea - Chinese Oolong Tea

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Golden Moon - Organic Oolong Tea

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The Guan Yin - Oolong Tea

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Formosa - Oolong Loose Leaf Tea

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VAHDAM - Oolong Tea from Himalayas

  • Best overall oolong tea.
  • Fragrant and deep flavor.
Have you heard of the champagne of teas? Well, apparently this is exactly that!
 
Vahdam tea company has been able to put forth some of the best teas from India. They have the most passionate tea workers from this region. The pride and attention to detail from them translate into their loose leaf teas like oolong tea from the Himalayas.
 
In our opinion, we believe this to be one of the best overall oolong tea brands.
 
If you want a light and fragrant tea in the morning or evening, this is a great selection. For anyone who hasn’t tried oolong tea yet, this is a great first option right off the bat.

The Tao of Tea - Black Dragon Oolong Tea

  • Less fragran, great “tea” taste.
  • Carefully oxidized.
Doesn’t this sound like a very fierce oolong tea name, The Black Dragon?
 
Harvested and produced in Fujian, China the Black Dragon oolong tea from The Tao of Tea has become a popular choice of oolong loose leaf teas.
 
With careful oxidation, The Tao of Tea has made the perfect cup of oolong for anyone who enjoys a great depth of flavor. This one, in particular, is less fragrant than most oolong teas but that’s not a bad thing!
 
If you like more of a “tea” taste and less of a fragrant aroma, this is a great oolong tea to try.

Teamonk - Tapas Premium Oolong Tea

  • Most unique.
  • Great blend of strong caffeine and subtle taste.
This premium oolong tea from Teamonk is probably one of the more interesting teas on this list. So of course we had to give it a try.
 
It’s an oolong tea blend with part green tea leaves and part black tea leaves. This combination brings a reddish tint to the overall hue of the tea and presents a very unique taste.
 
The robust tea flavor of black tea leaves balanced with the lightness of green tea leaves are perfect for a soothing evening tea. It’s strong in caffeine but subtle in taste.

Numi - Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf Oolong

  • Great balance of floral aroma and taste.
  • Sweet and savory.
We’re sure you heard of Numi Organic Tea before, it’s only one of the most popular tea brands out there for organic tea.
 
Numi Organic Tea’s oolong tea has hundreds of great reviews. The impressive reviews alone might convince you to give it a try if you haven’t already.
 
Here’s what we think about Numi’s oolong tea.
 
First, we really like that there’s a floral aroma to the overall tea. We know some tea drinkers do not prefer floral teas but we think this one should have an exception. The floral aroma brings a subtle sweetness to the after taste of the tea that is quite enjoyable, for us at least.
 
If you’re looking for a great balance of taste and aromatics, try Numi Organic Tea’s oolong tea blend.

Davidson's Tea - Chinese Oolong Tea

  • Most reviewed oolong tea.
  • Best consistent taste.
We don’t have to say much here. If you just click the link “check price here.” you’ll see that the reviews speak for itself.
 
This might be the most reviewed oolong tea on Amazon. It has thousands and thousands of positive reviews.
 
This oolong tea was actually the first one we tried as a team and we fell in love of course. Quilan China oolong tea blend from Davidson’s Tea is unmatched when it comes to the best consistent blend of oolong tea. Every bag of loose leaf tea we buy from them continues to be consistent in aroma, taste, and smoothness.
 
If you want the best consistent tasting oolong tea, this blend might be your new favorite.

Golden Moon - Organic Oolong Tea

  • Very smooth.
  • Amazing flavor profile. 
How cool of a name is this tea company?
 
This premium oolong tea from Golden Moon tea company has one of the best descriptions we’ve found. It’s described as having a “buttery smooth flavor.” And like anything buttery, it must be savory and delicious, right?
 
That alone really sold us on the idea of trying this tea out.
 
We’ve only tried 2 bags of this throughout the year. We were pleased to say both of those bags were gone in a matter of days from our team.
 
The attention to harvest times and how they process the tea pearls somehow makes the overall tea texture very appealing. When quality tea processing takes place, quality tea is made.
 
The word “buttery” couldn’t explain Golden Moon’s oolong tea any better. It’s silky smooth and delicious!

The Guan Yin - Oolong Tea

  • Higher than normal caffeine.
  • Great strong oolong tea taste.

Are you looking for a strong oolong tea that is heavily focused on a strong flavor?
 
Have a taste test with Summit Tea Company’s oolong tea. It’s tightly rolled with many leaves making the normal serving of tea a bit more dense than most other oolong teas.
 
Some people like to double the serving amount to get a stronger taste, but this tea is not that case. 1 recommend serving of this tea is already distinct enough in terms of taste and flavor profile.
 
And yes, if since the leaves are tightly rolled and dense, you’ll tend to end up with higher caffeine amounts in this oolong tea too. In case that’s what you’re looking for.

Formosa - Oolong Loose Leaf Tea

  • Out go-to oolong tea for milk tea.
  • Great overall taste.
Made in Taiwan, the Solstice Tea Traders process this wonderful oolong tea for many around the region. The strength in the flavor of this oolong tea tends to go very well with milk tea!
 
In fact, this is the usual oolong tea we use to make our oolong milk tea in the office or at home. We found this is the best one to use for milk tea because it tastes great cold, as we like to drink our milk teas.
 
Adding ice doesn’t make the milk tea seem diluted as the tea holds its strength. Which is very important (especially if you’re a slow milk tea drinker).

Which Oolong Tea Will You Try for Your Milk Tea?  

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