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China Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Twinings Oolong tea is a delicate tea with a distinctive aroma and exquisite flavor. This tea makes a wonderful accompaniment to Oriental cuisine.

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938 tasting notes

I was browsing my cruise ship’s tea selection and this Twinnings Oolong was one of them. I drank it once, and brought a few bags home. It was was weird light grey brown colour, very unlike other oolongs. Reading the back, I was hoping this was a big robe or something, but turned out, well, not tasting like any other oolong out there.

I’m not sure exactly what I drank. I totally gagged, this oolong is terrible. Super bitter, flat and dirty towel taste going on. If I drank this oolong first, I’d probably not want to try other oolongs again. Just yeah. Don’t.

Ysaurella

bleh, as an Oolong lover I am with you !

Anna

I have never tried a (bagged) Twinings tea I have liked. I will keep looking, but won’t even attempt this one after reading this review…

K S

I really had to play with the time and temp to find an enjoyable spot.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

(Throws the free twinnings sample away)

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411 tasting notes

Not my cup of tea either, honestly this one was just bitter and taste like asparagus, I have one more of these Twining’s samples to try perhaps I’ll like it.

K S

I had to use cooler water and a short steep to drink this one. Of course there are far better choices out there.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Wow, is it 1 only because you couldn’t get it to zero?

Tommy the Toad

lol, couldn’t get to zero

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116 tasting notes

Bought this out of curiosity after having my mind blown by Amethyst. Having it with a dash of half-and-half.

I can taste a bit of spinachy oolong, but it’s pretty timid. Not bad and I would drink it in a pinch but I think I’m already spoiled and will not buy this again when it’s gone unless it’s the only oolong I can find.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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141 tasting notes

Tastes like dried spinach – too vegetal for me. I added some cream and honey, which helped, but it still wasn’t very good. One of the few Twinings teas I don’t like. On the bright side, better than Lipton or Tetley.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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123 tasting notes

This is a sorry oolong and a terrible way for someone to be introduced to oolong tea. First off Twinings is probably confusing people and making oolong seem like a specific pure tea when its actually just a way of processing the leaf. It isn’t terrible and I would drink it over Lipton (but that isn’t saying much at all). It reminds me of tea from a basic Chinese restaurant, if you got some greasy food it will compliment that nicely with its hints of dust and generic tea taste. Teabags simply can’t do oolongs.

K S

Even when all my tea came from teabags, I had trouble with this one. I had to use cooler water and a relatively short (for teabags) steep. And you are right, this and similar teabags were my introduction to oolong. When I got my first loose tiguanyin I thought something was wrong with it :)

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12 tasting notes

Well bought a box of this in bags to try it out. Either I am not brewing it correctly or its too light of a tea for me because I couldnt taste any flavor. I will keep in on hand for friends who dont like strong tea.

Samantha

Likewise, I’m drinking a cup now but I can’t taste anything other than hot water!

Teaspoon

I tried it one more time only this time using two bags and hotter water….got some flavor but it wasnt worth the trouble, guess Im just not a Oolong type of gal

John Grebe

Oolong is supposed to be a lighter tea than black tea. If you want it stronger try brewing it with 2 teabags per cup instead of one.

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249 tasting notes

Teabag time!

The aroma is slightly smokey, slightly sweet, but very subtle and light. Annoyingly subtle and light, actually.

The flavor is very weak, with a slight astringency. It is a very subtle smokey green taste.

It is indeed delicate, but also leaves too little to the imagination. I would say it is stronger than most run of the mill teabag teas, but not strong enough for a proper oolong.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

As far as tea bags go, this one is not THAT bad.

I have always been a fan of Twinings before moving to my more rewarding loose-leaf tea days. Steeping just below boiling point and for 5 minutes, I can honestly say that it is decent. Yet, I am reluctant to go much farther than that. Where it is lacking is obviously in strength and subsequent flavor. I just cannot draw a lot out of it. With a lot of sugar, though, and that is perhaps the sad part, I can get my fix. Assuming that is a basic formosa oolong, it has a fine light coppery/murky liquor and and carries with it the usual toasty notes. Other than that, nothing unique about it.

For me, this is more of a go-to tea when I am home from college and do not have anything fancy to sip on. It gets me through.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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120 tasting notes

After the more intense blacks so far today, this is light, delicate, and almost fragile in comparison. What a contrast!

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54 tasting notes

brewed in 8 oz water for 1 minute. :/ tastes nothing like oolong. tastes like really cheap crappy tea bag tea.

seule771

Twinings is possibly not for you as yet or ever. sorry.

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