Tea: Formosa Oolong (Oolong #8)

An Oolong Tea from Adagio Teas

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:3 View All
Product page:Formosa Oolong (Oolong #8)

Review of Formosa Oolong (Oolong #8)

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The aroma of this tea is sweet with notes of loam, tobacco, raisins, old flowers (think orchids that are not rotten but are certainly on their last legs, smells heady and a little dead) and honey. There is a nice finishing note of smoke which gives this tea a real autumnal feel to it.

Tasting the tea, in a way it is like a homecoming, it was not this specific Formosa Oolong that I drank all those years ago, but the similarity in taste really never leaves one's memory. The taste starts out sweet with notes of raisins and stewed plums. This fades to a leafy and tobacco flavor which in turns fades to gentle honey at the finish. Formosa Oolong is one of those 'everyday' kinda teas, there is nothing overwhelmingly special about it, but it is so enjoyable that I don't mind. I say give this tea a try if you want a comforting 'homey' kind of tea or if you are new to oolongs and want to see what the fuss is about.

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