Formosa Oolong #1

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Honey, Earth, Peach, Dark Wood, Wood, Bark
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by ZachMangan
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 oz / 287 ml
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Formosa oolong #1 from Steepster
Nantou, Taiwan
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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9 Tasting Notes

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78
3 tasting notes

Very light with a slight honey taste. Not too sweet, but sweet enough.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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81
13 tasting notes

earthy taste

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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45
14 tasting notes

Didnt love it.

Flavors: Honey, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78
5 tasting notes

Very strong, but a lot of flavor compared to other oolong teas I’ve had. Not a bad choice at all!

Flavors: Dark Wood, Honey, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
21 tasting notes

I like oolongs, but I am not sure this one was a good choice for an iced steepster box.

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70
142 tasting notes

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.

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237 tasting notes

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

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
16 tasting notes

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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