A lovely cup of tea that hits the spot on a cold day like today. A slightly sweet taste, very subtle. A bare smokey aroma that delights the nose. I think that next time I will added a little honey.
“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...” Read full tasting note
“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.” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
Oolong teas are principally sourced from China and mainly from the Fujian Province. It is said that Oolong tea first began to be produced at Mount Wu Yi Shan in Fujian Province at the end of the Ming Dynasty about 400 years ago. Oolong teas are partially oxidised or semi-fermented which occurs when the leaves are gently shaken. It is this process which gives Oolong teas their reddish appearance and slightly sweet flavour. Great to drink with lunch or in the afternoon, this tea is best served with milk and sweetened to taste.
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I must say that this one is a lot better than I expected it to be. Overall I consider Twining China Oolong to be a passable oolong tea just like the oolong at Chinese buffets is passable enough to be performed to ordering a soda instead. This is a light oolong which is good and perfectly fine in my opinion although I’d recommend it as a travel or work tea when one does not have the access to or the time brew a better quality oolong in a gaiwan.
I used to live in China and am addicted to oolong teas. I was concerned that the pack didn’t say what type of oolong it was – tieguanyin, jade, oriental beauty etc, but I thought I’d try it any way as it was cheap. Unfortunately to me, it tasted like it had been stored badly – it had a slightly dusty, damp flavour. It became bitter after 3minutes of infusion. I wouldn’t recommend this tea if you like oolongs, there are better options out there, even if you have to pay a little more.
Pretty nice. Twinnings is usually a good go-to brand of teas for me, and I did enjoy it enough to finish the box off in relatively short order. A little on the light side, with not as much ‘oolong’ flavor as I’m used to, although the flavor is there. But I think I’ll stick to the cheap Golden Sail brand Oolong tea I get at the Eastern Arts store in the mall when it comes to this particular variety of tea.