Formosa Silk

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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From Te' House of Tea

Oolong from Taiwan with a distinctive creamy aftertaste.

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Thanks Soccermom for sending this sample my way a few months ago when I was just beginning to drink tea. I am finally finishing off this delicious sample. I’m still mesmerized watching the tiny balls unfurl into huge spinach sized leaves. I don’t know how they roll them so small, but it is fun to watch if you have a glass teapot or ingenuTEA.

The taste is deliciously silky and milky and sweet. This is a great oolong. Milk Oolong from ATR is still my favorite oolong I have come across. This would be in the top five for sure. Very tasty!

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 1 zarafina cup filtered
Tool: Zarafina oolong-loose-medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: I forgot to sniff I was too excited!
Steeped Tea Smell: buttered vegetables
Flavor: SILK, silky smooth vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: fuzzy, it makes my tongue fuzzy
Liquor: translucent green-yellow

SoccorMom was kind enough to send me some of this, one of her favorites.

I think this is the first oolong I’ve blogged, at least my labels didn’t have oolong in there yet.

Wow! the leave started out squished little things and they unfurled and became HUGE.

Although I am really enjoying the silken texture, I don’t see myself craving this daily. I can see buying this from time to time for a nice smooth sweet tea with no bitterness.

So not a favorite, but a very enjoyable mug of morning tea (boo morning!) so SoccorMom won’t have to fight me for the supply ;)

Post-Steep Additives: none



Resteep: just like the first, except a I caught the cream!
glad i got to try this, it reminds me of coconut pouchong but less vegetal


I prefer 2nd steep too!


what’s the most steeps your wrangled from the leaves, because i mean the second looked JUST like the first, impressive really


Well I usually go three after the third the leaves started to turn brownish. The first time I had it I thought hmmm this is okay and the more I drank the more I liked it. Save you last steep for after dinner (that’s when I enjoy it most).

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Wow! Another extraordinary Formosa Silk Oolong! This one may be even better than I’m rating it, though, due to my own fault. I neglected to open the box this came in, so for the last two weeks, I’ve had it in my break down pile for recycling. It came packaged wrapped in tissue, but not in a moisture-proof bag or container. It has been outside in Michigan’s freezing weather, so perhaps the cold preserved it? Who knows?

At any rate, this tea didn’t smell powerfully of anything. A bit buttery, perhaps, but kind of muted. Once brewed, I could literally smell the creaminess of the tea and tasting it… sublime! It is creamy and smooth and delicious. It has a nuttiness to it, too, which I adore. Every mouthful was the same, consistent silkiness. It’s a beautiful tea and I promise never to forget it in the box again!!

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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After hearing of a family friend who lost 80lbs drinking Puerh I decided to give hot tea’s a try. You see I am from Texas and we like our iced tea’s here we don’t drink very much hot tea. So I decided that I would try some teas and looked up local tea shops well there was Teavana (of course) and I tried and liked some of theirs but then I decided to explore more “exotic” type teas and that’s when it happened all of a sudden I fell head over heels for this Formosa oolong! It is so delicious sometimes I feel like I couldn’t possibly enjoying something so much and not be overdoing it with the calories but I am. The first hot tea that I can say I truly wouldn’t want to live without! It tastes like an ordinary oolong then all of a sudden a milky almost, but not quite a hint of caramel hits you!

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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