Formosa Oolong (Oolong #8)

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Formosa Oolong (Oolong #8)

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 9, 2016

Commercial Description

...Deep raisiny and ripe fruit aroma, autumn 'leafy' notes. Lingering sweet flavor and smooth, refreshingly fruity astringency. This Formosa Oolong is easy to prepare and remains a lovely introduction to Taiwanese tea...

Brewing Instructions: (from Adagio Teas)

Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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This tea has a woody smell. It tastes of of coffee, chocolate and smoke but not overpoweringly. It is a full bodied tea with a malty taste. I have also found the taste changes drastically with brewing time. Shorter brews do not seem to produce the coffee/chocolate taste as much. It is never bitter unless over steeped. Not a good candidate for iced tea but a great tea to wake up to. Very nice.
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Reviewer pic88 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I really enjoyed this tea. It reminded me of restaurant oolongs, except with more complexity and less astringency. It resteeps well, too. It isn't my favorite oolong, but it's a solid example of its type.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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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