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100% pure oolong

by twinings

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type: oolong

origin: china

region: fujian uji

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

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.

Recent reviews

    • Alison O

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      Not bad, but I’ve had much better oolong teas.

    • Kelsey Joy

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      Eh, I'd stick to loose leaf oolongs. This wasn't awful, but I didn't particularly like it (and I do quite like some of Twining's teas). Maybe I'm just picky with oolong.

    • Jay R

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      It's almost too nutty and rich to enjoy on its own. While I tend to prefer strong, robust teas, this one can turn bitter and gross very quickly.

    • Andrea Eddington

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      This particular brand almost ruined oolong for me. Twinings has lots of better tasting teas. If you are wanting to try oolong for the first time, I cannot recommend this brand unless you like floral teas. That was the taste I got unless my taste buds decided to prank me that day. This was no disrespect to Twinings. They do have excellent teas.