Tea: Formosa Oolong Tea

An Oolong Tea from Health & Tea

Picture of Formosa Oolong Tea
Brand:Health & Tea
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Product page:Formosa Oolong Tea

Review of Formosa Oolong Tea

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8 of 104 of 53 of 577 of 100
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A versatile tea, rich but mellow, that I can see enjoying in any weather.

The dry leaf has unusually big rolled leaves that look more loosely-rolled than most ooloongs, and has a pleasant nutty aroma with vegetal and floral notes.

Upon brewing, produces a delightful, full-bodied cup with a rich nutty aroma. There's still a greener quality, with some vegetal and floral notes, but it's predominately nutty and woody.

Very pleasant. Feels only mildly caffeinated, but feels quite filling; I can see this being a good tea to stave off hunger. I tend to enjoy it more when I'm hungry than I do after a large meal.

Brewed three average-strength infusions with ease. The second had an interesting wintergreen note which I found intriguing, but which didn't blend well with the rest of the aromas. This note was conspicuously absent from the first and third steep. The third steep had more of a cooling, herbaceous quality and was markedly less nutty.

I think I preferred making two longer steeps though, instead of three, because the aromatic complexity comes out more.

This tea seems on the pricey side for me. It's a very good tea, but I've had teas of similar quality for cheaper (compare oolongs from the Tradition brand; they have two teas that I find similar in character and level of roast, but are much cheaper). Alongside the other offerings from Health & Tea, I liked this tea better than the Four Seasons Oolong, but it didn't seem to approach the level of some of the truly singular teas, like the Ruby Black.

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