drank Formosa Oolong #8 by Adagio Teas
110 tasting notes

1 1/2 tsp 8 oz.

This is the type of oolong I always loved to drink. To me, this style strikes the right balance between green and black for me to enjoy it in the late afternoon.

It has an earthy quality with only a hint of roasted flavor in the aftertaste.

The cup started out relatively smooth and sweet, though it developed a pretty strong astringency the more of it I drank. Definitely not bitter, though.

Should be noted that the leaves are really broken up in this tea. It is pretty sloppy looking.

I’ll be comparing this with the Harney and Sons in a few days.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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