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formosa oolong

by adagio teas

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type: oolong

origin: taiwan

ingredients: oolong tea

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Formosa Oolong is a darker style oolong tea from Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa (which means 'beautiful', given by the Portuguese explorers of the island). 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. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Dr Laura A


      am still a tea learner - and hope to be one for many years. ty adagio

    • Nadia Bentley


      I like a good oolong tea but this one was a little too strong for me

    • Michael M


      This is a nice, darker Oolong tea. A little astringent, I think I'll appreciate this tea more as I continue to brew additional cups.

    • melissa Dichiaro


      Nice more oxidized oolong with a smooth and somewhat nutty flavor

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      I found this oolong almost bitter to my taste, but I can tell that it's a solid oolong and just not light enough for my taste--I regifted it.

    • Mocha Cocoa


      I enjoyed this oolong tea a lot. I usually get it hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon depending on my mood

    • Katie DiBenedetto


      A nice and flavorful oolong, a bit more oxidized than I prefer though, but that's just my personal preference and nothing to the actual flavor. It was still an enjoyable cup.

    • Bailey Green


      Delicious and flavorful. One of my favorites! Definately a tea to curl up with a book!

    • BD

      Bob Doss


      Very much a fall tea. Nice and earthy with a touch of fruitiness.

    • Lydia Getgen


      I love this tea so much! It puts me in mind of the lovely, earth teas served after a meal at a nice restaurant

    • CD

      Chad Day


      Smells a bit like tabacco, tastes like buttered mashed potatoes

    • Chase Munson


      Simple, smooth, roasty flavor. Not my typical cup of tea, but very nice!

    • KD

      Katie Deering


      A nicely robust oolong. Good clean flavor and smooth finish.