1 tsp for 4 ozTaste test of 2 Formosa Oolongs
Adagio: Formosa Oolong #8 ($4.00/oz)
A little thin and too astringent
Harney & Sons: Formosa Oolong ($1.67/oz)
More flavorful and smoother
Again, I seem to prefer the less expensive tea! This is very convenient. I really like the Formosa Oolong flavor. Now that I know more about tea, what I can say is that this type of tea is very similar in profile to a Bai Hao oolong. However, I believe it is probably not allowed to be affected by the leafhoppers. Also, from what Michael Harney has said, it is mechanically harvested. So, it’s a much less expensive option to the Bai Hao. That said, it is also less sweet, a bit more astringent. But it is incredibly similar in every other way. When I add a touch of honey to the Harney Formosa Oolong, I can barely tell the difference between it and the Bai Haos I’ve had.