China Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Bitter, Citrus Fruits, Molasses, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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  • “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
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From Twinings

Oolong tea has a very long and rich history. Its origins are said to go back over 1000 years to the Beiyun region in the Fujian Province in China. Unlike Black teas that are fully oxidized or Green teas that undergo no oxidation, Oolong is formed through a special technique that results in the tea’s partial oxidation. After withering, the tea is placed in muslin sacks and gently rolled. This bruises the leaf slightly, causing some oxidation to occur. This is repeated several times until the tea leaf turns darker green or reddish in appearance. Our Pure Oolong tea is golden in colour with a warm, toasty taste.

To savour the full flavour of our teas, bring water to boil, and pour over the tea as soon as it reaches boiling. Over-boiling will cause oxygen to be reduced, making the tea taste “flat”. Brew 3 minutes or to desired taste.

*We do not recommend using a microwave to boil your cup of water.

Ingredients: Fine Oolong tea expertly selected from the Fujian province, China

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35 Tasting Notes

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2 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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266 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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17 tasting notes

Now branded 100% Pure Oolong Tea. Vegetal, bitter, sweet hit on the end, citrusy, light, one of the strangest oolongs I’ve tasted.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus Fruits, Molasses, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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757 tasting notes

This is the second of three samples I received from Twinings a couple of weeks ago. I followed the steeping parameters listed on their website and, while the dry tea smelled nice, the brewed tea is quite bitter. I added a good bit of honey to it, but it’s not really helping. This is better once it cools though still too bitter for my taste. Perhaps a lower temperature might help, but I don’t plan on buying more any time soon to find out.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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13 tasting notes

It’s very bland but makes a decent iced tea when you want a change from grocery store quality blacks and greens.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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253 tasting notes

Two teabags for 2 minutes, that’s what this tea needs. A shame that so many people have overbrewed this! Sadly lacking the lovely floral notes accompanied by many oolong teas, but still a pleasant cup.

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5 tasting notes

I expected different flavors when I tried this tea, but I enjoyed it anyway. Probably not my favorite and I doubt I will get it again just because I never really like Oolong when I drink it. I am glad I tried it, though!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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2 tasting notes

This is a great tea to serve chilled.

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9 tasting notes

Erk blergh! Uh, I did not like this tea! It tasted like cardboard.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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42 tasting notes

A bagged oolong that attempts to pick up the light smokey notes common to its looseleaf cousins, but only succeeds in producing a tea that smells and tastes faintly of an emptied ashtray. Difficult to tell whether extended steeping time would improve it; not recommended for drinking without food.

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