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Tea Gift Set Formosa Oolong Loose 100g

£25.00

Wrapped Gift Set Details

100g of your chosen loose leaf tea packed in a foil lined natural kraft bag inside a metal matt black Airseal caddy with neoprene seal for perfect freshness, 

measuring 14cm tall and 8.7cm diameter and holding approximately 150g of tea when full.

 1 x very pretty and useful strainer in an arts and crafts style known as Empress net weight 31g and measuring 10.7 cm across complete with 

stainless steel drip bowl to catch all the drips 

1x 18-10 quality polished stainless steel deep rounded tea spoon which is ideal for measuring the correct amount of loose leaf tea to make a perfect cuppa tea.

Weighing 29.3g and measuring 12.7 cm it fits perfectly into our Airseal tea caddy.

All gift wrapped in a sturdy re-usable kraft presentation box with ribbon, bow and tag

(Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)

Formosa Oolong

 "A wonderful example for all Oolong fans, smooth and sweet with complex bakery notes."

The best Oolongs come from Taiwan (Formosa) where the character of  short- fired oolongs are described as peach like with a refreshing fruity herbaceous characters.

This tea is long-fired and takes on toasty notes and a rich amber liquid.

 

Oolong means semi fermented. After rolling, the tea is allowed to ferment only until the edges of the leaves start to turn brown.
 The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and develops the amazing character associated with Oolong.
Tiawan

 In Taiwan, producing oolong tea involves highly specialized skills in the control of the withering, oxidation and firing. 
 From the nursing of a seedling, to planting, to nourishing the bushes, to properly selecting the best time to pluck the leaves, a slight variance
 in any of these gives each variety a distinctive aroma, flavour, colour and finish. 

 Husbandry of the tea farmer is a legacy passed down from many generations. It is felt that only the application of years of dedicated study and practice, combined
with the unique character of Taiwan tea leaves, can provide the exceptional quality oolong teas that have made the island famous for its teas. 

During the 2nd World War the production of tea was greatly expanded while the island was occupied. This production was exported to Japan to 
 supplement their own production, which was falling below domestic demand. 
 Fit for true connoisseurs, highly prized it is ranked as one of the best teas in the world. Made by extremely skillful processing from oolong leaves,
 creating a flavour that falls half way between a black and a green tea. This Oolong is slightly sweeter than traditional Chinese varieties.

   A tea you have to savour, to fully appreciate its complex fragrant sweetness and Malty taste with hints of spice. A spectacular rounded flavour a must try for all oolong fans.

  

Origin: Taiwan

Ingredients: Oolong tea

Region: Taoyuan County

Caffeine Guide: Low

Growing Altitudes: 1000 – 3000 feet above sea level        AntioxidantContent: High

Grade: Choice Fine #1

Taste: Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness

Process: Semi fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted. 

Infusion Colour: Tending black


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Lovely tea

This is a super tea. Plenty of body and flavour, lightly smoky, not overwhelming.

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My tea supplier!

I'm sitting here enjoying an excellent cup of tea purchased from Teacakes of Yorkshire. I am very satisfied with their service and the different types of tea I can get from them. Currently I have seven different caddies in my collection, but more will come.


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