Formosa - Loose Oolong Tea

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This is a dark oolong tea from Taiwan with a nutty toasty aroma, and a subdued peach taste.  Ever feel torn between extremes? Want the soothing goodness of green tea but the bolder flavor of black? Have no fear, uncle oolong’s got you covered. Painstakingly, partially oxidized through a complicated process, this brown oolong tea is darker than most, about 75% oxidized to be exact. It was developed by a British entrepreneur named John Dodd in the mid nineteenth century, and for many decades was a favorite among American tea drinkers, back when the grace of daily tea drinking was still very much a part of the American way of life. 

The tea’s medium body is complemented by nutty and toasty aromas. The flavor is light and sweet with notes of peach and roasted carrots, and a finish of toasted walnuts. The wonderfully lightness and fruity flavor make this an everyday, anyway tea. Enjoy it hot or cold. 

Did I mention the copper color is easy on the eyes? Don’t be offended by the stems, either. That’s how it’s traditionally served in Taiwan. And believe me, they know something about oolong. 

Here’s to your health: Oolongs sport a number of health claims. Studies show that it may: reduce cholesterol levels, preserve heart health, strengthen immune systems, help treat digestive disorders, as well as increase metabolisms and form strong bones.

As with any study, please note that you may not get the same results.

Base leaf: whole leaves of Oolong tea
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known, immune system positive.
Flavor strength: Medium, Primary collection is toasted green with nutty finish.
Caffeine: Medium.

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M.
Great flavor!
Thanks for your recommendation! You succinctly described the tea perfectly.
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J.W.
Great product
Formosa is often overlooked and we're so pleased you discovered it. Thank you for your review!
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S.D.L.
Very Good
What a lovely vision. Thank you for getting in touch!

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