Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Special-Teas, Etc.
This Formosa Oolong is an exceptional Taiwanese dark oolong full of fluffy white tipped leaves. An exceptional brew from an exceptional tea!
Oh, how I adore this tea! It reminds me of the Oolong I used to offer to my clients. It possesses such a pleasant, deep sweetness to it!
The tea leaves are quite dark – this is a deeply oxidized Oolong from Taiwan. This tea IS special and deserves a special brewing vessel – I recommend getting out your gaiwan for this one. Not only will it enable you to capture the very best flavor from this tea, but it will also allow you to infuse the leaves multiple times – and each infusion will be just as extraordinarily flavorful as the previous one. And, trust me when I say that when you taste this tea, you’ll want as many infusions as the tea leaves will offer!
This tea has a natural sweetness to it – it doesn’t need additional sweetener, and you may risk overwhelming the delicate balance of flavors by adding sweetener. Instead, just enjoy the natural beauty of this tea unfettered.
It has a lovely peach undertone to it, as well as a soft earthy note. But mostly, what I get from this tea is a beautiful honey-like flavor. Sweet and smooth with a gentle mouthfeel.
Truly a wonderful Oolong! This is one that I recommend to all Oolong enthusiasts. Keep this one on hand!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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