As soon as I tasted this, I said “Wait?! This is a Keemun? It tastes like an oolong!” Lo and behold, it’s supposed to :) Formosa – I see! Once I wrapped my head around the fact that I’d be enjoying an oolong, and not a roasty chocolatey Keemun, I relaxed into it.

This one is pleasantly woody, with a rich, complex, sort of tangy flavor. Second steep sweeter and less woody. I bet it would be great with food. We are actually out of water here at work (we get spring water delivered because our faucet water is so vile) but I am going to save my leaves in hope that we get a delivery some time today so I can have another steep!

Thank you Michelle, my SweeTea, for this tea!!!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Yay! We got a water delivery! I am on my third steep and it’s very nice, indeed sweeter and rounder. Even greener! I love how oolongs get better as you steep! I think I’ll have one more after this one too!

Angrboda

Geography paradox! O.o Will we have to redraw the world map now?

JacquelineM

I know – when I saw that this tea was from Taiwan I experienced a disconnect!

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JacquelineM

Yay! We got a water delivery! I am on my third steep and it’s very nice, indeed sweeter and rounder. Even greener! I love how oolongs get better as you steep! I think I’ll have one more after this one too!

Angrboda

Geography paradox! O.o Will we have to redraw the world map now?

JacquelineM

I know – when I saw that this tea was from Taiwan I experienced a disconnect!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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