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Best Oolong Tea for Milk Tea

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 black tea. It is less overpowering than most traditional teas and only needs to be brewed for a few minutes (2-4 minutes on average) for the best flavors. In fact, the taste is very similar to black tea and green tea depending on how oxidized your brand of loose leaf oolong tea is. 

Generally, people would consider oolong tea to be the middle ground between a strong black tea and a light green tea. If you’re looking for something that’s in between, loose leaf oolong tea is your perfect tea of choice. It’s light enough to be sipped on throughout the day but it’s strong enough to have a distinct taste. 

Here’s Talk Boba’s 8 best oolong teas for milk tea. See a quick glimpse of al 8 directly below this. 

Quick Compare

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VAHDAM - Oolong Tea from Himalayas

4.5/5
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The Tao of Tea - Black Dragon Oolong Tea

4.5/5
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Teamonk - Tapas Premium Oolong Tea

4.5/5
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Numi - Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf Oolong

4.5/5
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Davidson's Tea - Chinese Oolong Tea

4/5
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Golden Moon - Organic Oolong Tea

4.5/5
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The Guan Yin - Oolong Tea

4/5
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Formosa - Oolong Loose Leaf Tea

4/5

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 by the most passionate tea workers from this region. The pride and attention to detail from the tea workers translate into loose leaf teas like oolong tea from the Himalayas. In our opinion we believe this to be one of the best overall brand and kind of oolong tea. If you want a light but fragrant tea in the morning or evening this must be your go-to. For anyone who hasn’t tried oolong tea yet, this is a great first option. 

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? We think so! 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, this brand has made the perfect cup for someone 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 out, especially with oolong pearl tea. 

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, which is why we had to give it a try. It’s an oolong tea blend with part green tea leaves and part black tea leaves. The combination brings a reddish tint to the overall hue of the tea but presents a very unique taste. The robust tea flavor of black tea leaves mixed with the light tea base of green tea leaves allows for a great evening tea. It’s strong in caffeine but subtle in taste making it the perfect balance of two very important aspects of tea in general: the taste itself and the benefits of caffeine. 

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. This specific oolong tea has hundreds of great reviews, that alone might convince you to give it a try if you haven’t already. However, here’s what we think about Numi’s oolong tea. First, we really like that there’s a floral aroma to the overall tea, some might not like 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 aroma, this is a must-try. 

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 now that we think about it. It has thousands and thousands of positive reviews. This oolong tea was actually the first one we tried as team and we fell in love of course. Quilan China oolong tea from Davidson’s Tea is unmatched when it comes to the best consistent blend of tea. Every bag of loose leaf tea we buy from them continually to be consistent in aroma, taste and smoothness. If you want the best consistent tasting oolong tea, try this one out. 

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 2 bags of this throughout the year but we were please to say both of those bags were gone in a matter of days. The attention to harvest times and how they roll and process the tea pearls some how makes the overall tea texture very appealing. When they mention buttery, they truly mean it, it simply goes down very smooth almost silky like. 

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 the tea flavor itself rather than the aroma it gives? 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. 1 recommend serving of this tea is already good enough in terms of taste and flavor profile, some teas you’ll need just 1 more scoop to have a strong taste but this one does not. 

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, if that’s what you’re looking for. The depth of flavor is also very great for a delicious oolong pearl tea. 

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 this region. The strength in the flavor of this oolong tea tends to go very well with milk tea! This is the usual oolong tea we use to make our oolong milk tea in the office or at home in case you’re curious. In fact, 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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