Formosa Oolong

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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One of the world’s most sought after and revered cups, this premier plucking of special grade, mountain grown tea is prized for its large leaves, inviting liquor, roasted aroma and assertive peach finish. Suitable for multiple infusions.

Ingredients: oolong tea.

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Oh, silly, silly, pyramid tea prison.

Your mesh is too fine to take on water rapidly. Your mesh is too fine to allow a good agitation of the water past the leaves.

Oddly, the leaf in there must be pretty good, because in spite of all these obstacles, the resultant cup is actually neither 2D nor weak.

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6768 tasting notes

This is a good standard bagged Formosa Oolong. I steeped earlier and had an emergency and am drinking it cold now…not too shabby

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1812 tasting notes

Once again utilising my Tea Forte Cafe Cup, Tea Forte Tea Tray, and Tea Forte Tea Timer iPhone application, I start out steeping this tea for a recommended average of 3 minutes. The leaves inside the pyramid infuser look very broken up. This worries me a bit, but not being one to judge a tea from its appearance (at least not completely), I wait patiently for the steeping to finish.

The liquor has steeped to a milk-chocolate brown. Nutty smells waft up from the cup. This tea smells quite nutty. In the aroma, there even appears to be some subdued cocoa notes. Taking my first sip, it appears that three minutes was long enough to steep this tea. Perhaps even a bit too long.

The taste is much smoother than the smell would lead one to believe. Unlike many Formosa oolongs I have tried, this one slips nicely over the tongue, ending in an expressive aftertaste. Robust is a good descriptor for this tea. Oolongs are known to be warming to the body, and this one seems to be the epitome of that factoid.

My tea time was enjoyable, thanks to this tea. It was a good representation of a decent Formosa oolong. On my personal enjoyment scale, I rate it an 80/100.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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not sure if i brewed this too long, but just tasted, well, grassy and just gross


Did you use boiling water? I’ve heard that that can wreck some oolong teas.

elizabeth ann

it def wasn’t boiling, but it may have been a bit too hot still. i dont have very good luck with green teas sometimes

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