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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

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    • 

      This was a lot more mineral than I expected based on the smell. It was nice to drink, but I don't know if it would become a regular for me

    • 

      The brewed cup smelled of gardenias and spice. On the tongue I got plenty of earthiness with floral gardenia notes. I'm not big on floral teas, but I can't fault this tea for that - it's a good quality blend, just not for me.

    • 

      My friend ordered some of this and I really enjoyed it. Not quite my usual but very tasty nonetheless

    • 

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

    • 

      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.

    • AW

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      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.

    • 

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

    • 

      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.

    • 

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

    • BD

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

    • 

      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

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      Smells a bit like tabacco, tastes like buttered mashed potatoes

    • 

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

    • KD

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