Tea: Oolong Formosa

An Oolong Tea from Sahpat Teas

Picture of Oolong Formosa
Brand:Sahpat Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:Oolong Formosa

Review of Oolong Formosa

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6 of 103 of 53 of 560 of 100
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A decent, run-of-the-mill oolong that tastes a lot like the ones served in Chinese restaurants. Sample from the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival; thank you to Sahpat Teas and Kelsey for sharing this one with me.

Leaf looks finely broken, and doesn't have the strongest smell, but upon brewing, becomes very aromatic.

The cup has a pleasing nutty and woody smell. Lightly roasty, but the roast isn't overbearing and is less than I'd expect from the color and smell of the dry leaf.

Clean flavor...a sort of steady astringency follows me through the sip from start to finish, leaving a sensation of cool, clean stone on the palate. There's a light bitterness. This tea has just a bit more edge than most oolongs, but not too much, and less than typical black teas.

This tea, surprisingly, tasted exquisite when cooled...perhaps even better than hot.

Price is pretty cheap...not the best quality oolong though. I'd say it's a decent / fair price but not a bargain buy.

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