Nice and toasty with a sweetness and finishes strong. Just what I need to help me fight through a cold.
Flavors: Honey, Roasted, Sweet, Toasty, Wood
“Nice and toasty with a sweetness and finishes strong. Just what I need to help me fight through a cold.” Read full tasting note
“toasted honey aftertaste” Read full tasting note
“Very light with a slight honey taste. Not too sweet, but sweet enough.” Read full tasting note
“earthy taste” Read full tasting note
Formosa oolong #1 from Steepster
Being an unrolled oolong, our Formosa #1 brews up rich and hearty on the first steeping. The deep amber color and notes of toasted honey are perfect over ice, and the subtle sweetness and balanced, toasted aroma is just what we love in a great oolong.
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MAJOR backlogging today, if you hadn’t noticed. :p
ANYHOW, i never can quite decide if i like formosa oolongs or not. this one was one with a lot more going on than some i’ve had (cough pilgrim’s rest tea shoppe cough), not so cardboardy and one-dimensional. it’s usually the depth and layering of flavors i love so much in teas, but they helped not one bit with this one. not that it was bad. just. not great. feh. i’ll give it a C.
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan
Dry Leaf: very woody scent and smells like shu Puerh. It does have the multi-colored leaves like Formosa though,,,,creams, dark browns, forest greens, moss greens, very pretty.
Method: 1 tsp tea for 12 oz water—190F for two minutes
Wet Leaf: Chopped leaves with stems. Sweet brine scent like stewed peaches with spices.
Liquor: Deep golden color,,scent of spiced peaches
Flavor: A touch of honey sweet but not as sweet as it smells. Woody notes. This is an ok, one-note tea as a hot tea and that note is woody.
But as an iced tea, it is very light and the woodiness mellows into a very subtle note and sweetness comes thru as it’s chilled with a larger honey note.
Refreshing and not too bold or strong-flavored which I like in an iced tea.
From the Steepster Select Box, July 2014
Flavors: Honey, Peach, Wood
One of the first oolongs I’ve had in a while after starting to drink more Pu Erh and green teas. I thought this tea was nice but it became stronger than I expected almost like an english breakfast tea. It had a nice aroma and smooth taste.
Flavors: Bark, Dark Wood, Earth