Formosa Bai Hao (Oolong #40)

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Calculated from 47 Ratings
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Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 4 oz / 130 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 10 g of tea
Steep for 3 min, 15 sec
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“Drinking a cup of #40 before heading out to lunch. And where am I going… I took my mom here for her birthday and we did the Royal-tea lunch. It was pretty cool, and...” Read full tasting note
“This is my first oolong, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s very mellow. Soft and sweet. I’m getting just a bit of the fruity flavor, and the flavor of the tea is fairly delicate. That being...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown no. 108 of the year 2014. The peachy note came out really nicely tonight, during multiple short steeps in the gaiwan. I did the first three at 30 seconds and the rest at 45 while watching...” Read full tasting note
“I keep thinking I’ve reviewed this tea and I keep being wrong! So here it finally is. The bottom line for me is that I like this much better than Adagio’s other oolongs. That said, it is not...” Read full tasting note


Oolong tea from Taiwan. Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful’ was what the Portuguese explorers called this island. The oolong tea grown here continues to be called as such. The intense pungency and exquisite bouquet of Formosa Oolong tea is regarded to be the finest in the world. However, only the finest of Formosa teas warrant the label of ‘fancy’ grade. This is such tea. The ‘Oolong Symphony no. 40’ has dark, silver-tipped leaves and produces a mesmerizing cup of delicate peachy notes and warm, soothing flavor. Well deserving its nickname as the true champagne of teas.

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