Malawi Twist Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea
Grass, Hay, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Fair Trade, Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by bree
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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If you like Tie Kwan Yin, you’ll love this dark and unique twist on the classic. Grown on a third generation, family-owned garden in the Shire Highlands of Malawi in Africa, this rich oolong is inspired by the teas of Taiwan. Each leaf is hand-plucked and twisted by an amazing team of 15 tea-crafting local women. The result? A beautiful silver-tipped oolong with a uniquely earthy, toasty flavour. We loved it so much, we bought the entire production and rushed it to our shelves the moment it was ready. Extremely limited edition – and one of a kind!

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8 Tasting Notes

6079 tasting notes

Sipdown! 165/365!

This tea is really good! It’s unlike oolongs I’ve had before – I can taste some light but pleasant astringency that reminds me of a darjeeling, but the tea is lighter and sweeter than a darj. Some woody notes, heavy on the minerals. Kind of a creamy, minerally sweetness in the aftertaste. Probably not a tea I’d reach for all the time, but the uniqueness of the profile would have made it something to drink when I’m in the mood for something a little different. Regret not picking up 20g or so of this just to have on hand.

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1473 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this cuppa last night with our green curry, but at the end of the day, I don’t think I’d reach for it. I’ll leave it for more discerning palates.

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570 tasting notes

Made a pot of this to go with the Thai green curry I made for dinner. Overall I would describe this tea as . . . inoffensive. It has a mild flavor, just grassy enough to distinguish it from a straight black. Not terrible. Not in any way memorable.

3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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1723 tasting notes

Yum. A really beautiful, confident oolong. Love it.

Flavors: Grass, Hay, Vegetal

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338 tasting notes

Day #10 of tea!

Hurrah, finally a new one. A plain oolong, at that. I don’t get to have these very often. This one’s good, I have to say. Not my favourite (and I still like plain black teas better), but there’s a bit of a fruity taste with this, which I wasn’t expecting. Of course, it’s limited edition, so I shouldn’t get used to it, haha.

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103 tasting notes

At first sip, sweet and somewhat fruity. Then deeper into the cup, this tea has a contrasting earthy flavor. Interesting, but not for me.

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289 tasting notes

Dry leaf: Mild, bright fruit aromas and toasted oats.

Liqueur: Burnt orange color. Smells like poached fruits.

Flavour: Lively fruit flavors followed by a warm, toasty finish.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Interesting…I’ll have to try this one. Love all kinds of oolong.

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