It’s a cold, rainy day here, so I wanted something roasty to warm me up – Formosa oolong definitely fits that bill. I prefer greener oolongs in general, but this is probably my favorite instance of a darker one. It’s warm, and a little sweet, and apple-y, and almost smoky; think… apples roasted in a campfire. Mmmm.
I feel a little silly for not getting a bigger bag of this with the TeaFrog order I just placed, but frankly (even though I’m trying to break the “save my favorites” habit) I don’t drink oolongs that often, and dark ones even less. But, if you like roasted oolongs, you should try it! Especially since TeaFrog 1) sends a sample of your choice with every order (and they’re generously sized samples) and 2) is having a promotion ‘til the end of the month giving you a discount for each review of their teas you’ve written.
I’ve gotten 2 steeps from this so far, and expect at least 2 more.
1 tsp, 30 second steeps, almost boiling water, 3.5oz pot