Fig Formosa Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Cornflower Petals, Flavor, Oolong Tea
Flavors
Fig, Sweet, Tart, Floral
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 340 ml

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  • “I ordered a fig formosa tea with brunch at the inimitable Sonsie in Downtown Boston. They are now out of stock, and since Tealuxe, a fellow local business, is also out of stock of this rare tea, I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Overboard TTB There must have been a lot of this in the Overboard TTB. It seems there a bunch of notes so everybody must be sampling it. :D I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Overboard TTB I find this tea tasty. What I don’t find is much fig flavor to it. I added sugar to this tea. I did try it without but decided it needed sugar to bring out the sweetness. It is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea! This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and...” Read full tasting note
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From Tealuxe

Full whole leaf quality Taiwanese oolong is the perfect base for the rich taste of Smyrna fig. The addition of cornflower and poppy flower petals add rich color and a natural sweetness enhancing the visual and taste character.

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I ordered a fig formosa tea with brunch at the inimitable Sonsie in Downtown Boston. They are now out of stock, and since Tealuxe, a fellow local business, is also out of stock of this rare tea, I imagine that they are where Sonsie found it. I instantly wanted to order some myself, it is uniquely delicious! Rich and lightly caffeinated, it would make a lovely afternoon tea.

Flavors: Fig

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Overboard TTB

There must have been a lot of this in the Overboard TTB. It seems there a bunch of notes so everybody must be sampling it. :D

I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different out come. Well, call me insane be cause I keep trying formosa oolongs and I keep getting the same result. Why do I keep trying them? Well, I thought that with fig added it would be better but I couldn’t taste the fig. :( The tea isn’t bad it just isn’t for me.
The taste is just a bit too floral and perfume-y.

And again… Where’s the fig!

rosebudmelissa

That seems to be the question all of us had!

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Overboard TTB

I find this tea tasty. What I don’t find is much fig flavor to it. I added sugar to this tea. I did try it without but decided it needed sugar to bring out the sweetness. It is definitely better with a little sugar. I just wish the fig flavor was stronger. It is still good, just not spectacular. It is the first tea I have tried from Tealux so I don’t know how it compares.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Cheri

Figgy tea should taste figgy.

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1060 tasting notes

Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!

This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ThainofBuckland

The honeysuckle and jasmine notes sound good.

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Overboard Traveling tea box

So this one is a bit odd. Without sweetener, it barely tastes like anything; maybe a little oolong, but it’s minimal. With sweetener, it tastes like sweetener, but there’s no specific fruit that I can detect, definitely not fig. And of course, it doesn’t have the buttery appeal of greener oolongs either so I’m quite meh with this one. Back in the box it goes.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Um….what? Excuse me, but….when you put “fig” in the name of the tea, I fully expect to taste figginess….and then, when I don’t, I get grumpy.

Let me clarify—this tea is not a BAD tea. But, well, it is very distinctly NOT fig. In fact, it both smells and tastes like liquid sweetarts to me. It has this weird, fake, tart, sweet thing going on. Not at all what I wanted.

However, this could be good to drink sometimes. Just not when you want fig or a mellow oolong.

Flavors: Sweet, Tart

The Cookie Lady

What exactly do you think this person was trying to accomplish?? Haha

Miss Starfish

I have absolutely no clue! haha

Indigobloom

I had a an oolong with figs in it once, from Davids. It did remind me of figs but also had that tart element to it. I wonder if they used a sour fig (ie ice plant)

The Cookie Lady

Oh! I didn’t know such a fig existed!! That would make sense, though.

Indigobloom

Just a guess! I am curious though

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Overboard TTB.

This smells and tastes very floral, not fruity at all. I’m puzzled about why someone would associate it with figs. I actually associate these scents with soap. It doesn’t taste soapy or anything, but my mind doesn’t really associate the flavor with food, which is kind of throwing me off. The mouthfeel is interesting, it makes my tongue a bit tingly, like mint or celery, or black pepper. I wonder where that comes from? Overall, an interesting tea, but probably not one I’ll keep.

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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