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Oolong Tea
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Cream, Creamy, Nutty, Toasty, Floral
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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From Heirloom Tea Company

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Formosa Fame is what we named this elegant Alishan Oolong because Alishan Oolongs are probably one of the most famous teas for Taiwan, and Taiwan was first called “Ihla Formosa” by Portuguese sailors in the 16th Century meaning “beautiful island.” And indeed this is a beautiful island along with the production of beautiful teas. For this Alishan Oolong we asked the producer to add our custom light roast to add an element of complexity and depth. This tea is grown in Taiwan’s Ali Shan tea growing region at an altitude of 1500 meters and above.

Origin: Ali Shan, Taiwan ~1500 m elevation

Tasting notes: Elegant & Mellow with Smooth Florals

Gong Fu Brew: First infusion – 5 grams / 100 mL / 95° C / 50 secs

Second infusion – 5 grams / 100 mL / 95° C / 45 secs Then add 5 seconds for each subsequent infusion.

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733 tasting notes

This is another from Sips By, one I had been putting off. It’s a bad habit of mine — ignoring unflavored whites or oolongs. I know they can be more delicate when it comes to preparation, and that always makes me hesitate.

The leaves are a little glossy and knotted into nuggets. There are also long, thin stems mixed in. They smell sweet and nutty. The package instructions say to give it 90 seconds, so I did, and it came out to a light tan. The leaves had swelled but did not have time to unfurl.

The flavor is a little lighter than I would prefer, so I will probably go with more leaf and maybe 2 minutes instead. Still, it is a smooth and toasty oolong. Much closer to a black tea’s fermentation than a green’s. And it has that creamy note you get with some higher grade oolongs. I do love that. I’ll probably take this as my work tea tomorrow to finish up the sample and get a better taste of it.

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Nutty, Toasty

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

This sounds really nice!

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Oh my, this tea is amazing! So smooth and delicious – I love this oolong!

200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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