RED VELVET OOLONG TEA

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4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings

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A slice of heaven

 

This rich, red brew combines the butteriness of Oolong tea, the fragrance of apple and hibiscus and the luscious bitterness of cocoa.

 

The Twist

This blend works brilliantly in many chocolate cake recipes. Make a tea infused butter by adding the tea to melted butter, leave for 5mins then seive. Once back at room temperature, use as you would regular butter in your recipe.

 

Brewing Instructions

Infuse in boiling water for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength. Serve with or without milk.

 

Ingredients

Taiwanese Formosa Oolong (37%), Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Cocoa Shells, Chinese Pu-erh Tea (10%), Cocoa Nibs, Beetroot, Red Cornflowers, Natural Flavouring.

 

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Taiwan was formerly called Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful’ in Portuguese. Can this blend live up to the name? A piece of cake…

 

Taiwanese Formosa Oolong is the main ingredient in this blend.

 

What is Taiwanese Formosa Oolong?

Formosa Oolong is a semi-oxidised tea produced in Taiwan, formerly called Formosa. The mountains and climate of Taiwan offer ideal growing conditions for tea and Taiwanese Oolongs are among the finest available.

 

Oolong Tea vs Black Tea   

Like black tea, Oolong teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.  The difference between the two is the amount of oxidation, or fermentation, the leaves are exposed to during production.  After picking, the leaves are withered before being twisted and allowed to ferment slightly. The amount of fermentation differs between various oolong varieties and affects the taste.  Oolong lies between green tea (0% oxidation) and black tea (100% oxidation) and offers a balance between the strength of black tea and the lightness of green tea.

 

What are Oolong Tea benefits?

Like green and black teas, oolong tea offers many health benefits, including:

 

  • Fat burning benefits: Studies have shown that drinking oolong tea may help speed up the body’s metabolism, thereby providing fat burning benefits.
  • Heart health benefits – studies have suggested that drinking oolong tea may help reduce cholesterol levels, thereby supporting your heart health.
  • Anti-cancer benefits: the polyphenols contained in oolong tea are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer as they can have an inhibiting effect on cancerous cells.
  • Anti-diabetes benefits: studies have indicated that oolong tea may help lower blood sugar levels, good news for those at risk of diabetes.
  • Energy boosting benefits – like green and black teas, oolong tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine has been proven to help focus as it facilitates alpha activity within the brain. It is one of the main reasons as to why it is often reported that tea gives a more stable boost of energy in comparison to coffee.

 

 

What does Red Velvet Oolong taste like?

A rich, aromatic brew with a rosy hue, Red Velvet Oolong is creamy with hints of chocolate. Enjoy Red Velvet Oolong with or without milk.

 

Blends with Benefits

Every Twist Tea blend is created from the finest, ethically sourced whole-leaf ingredients.  Our plastic free Red Velvet Oolong tea bags are hand blended in the UK and hand packed in plastic free packaging.  What sets us apart from the competition are the functional herbs, botanicals and spices added to many of our blends reputed to offer health and wellbeing benefits.

 

Brewing Instructions

Infuse in boiling water for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength. Serve with or without milk.

 

Ingredients

Taiwanese Formosa Oolong (37%), Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Cocoa Shells, Chinese Pu-erh Tea (10%), Cocoa Nibs, Beetroot, Red Cornflowers, Natural Flavouring.

 

Dietary Information

No added sugar, gluten free, soya free, vegetarian, wheat free, dairy free.

 

Allergen Information

Packed in an environment that contains nuts.

 

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2 reviews for RED VELVET OOLONG TEA

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I love this blend. Other Oolong blends I’ve tried have very little flavour but this blend is strong whilst maintaining the smoothness. It’s creamy and slightly sweet and really does have the deep red colour of Red Velvet Cake. Definitely a new favourite of mine!

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Its like Red Velvet in a mug, one if my favourite teas to drink when I fancy something sweet.

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