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Formosa Oolong Tea 10g Taster Sample Loose Leaf


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 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.

In Taiwan, producing oolong tea involves highly specialised 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 skilful 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

Antioxidant Content: 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sasha Andrews (Eastbourne, GB)

Tasty and resfreshing tea

LS Gunn (Thurso, GB)
Lovely Jubbly

Bought this for my husband and he was impressed. We are now on our second order but bought s much bigger bag!

Lisa Mc (Grange-over-Sands, GB)

I love this tea. I’ve tried a lot of different types of Oolong and this one ya by far my favourite. The colour and taste are perfection to me. I’m glad I discovered this company. Thank you for sending the Christmas Spice sample, I really liked it and will buy more from you.

E J Johnson (York, GB)
Lovely tea

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

Helge Flesche
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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