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Formosa Oolong Tea Loose Leaf Tea Various Options

£1.80

 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.

Taiwan

  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 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

                                  

Wrapped Gift Set Details

100g of your chosen loose leaf tea in a metal matt black Airseal caddy

Arts and Crafts style Empress tea strainer with drip bowl

One perfect cup of tea measuring spoon quality 18/10 s steel

All gift wrapped in a sturdy reusable kraft presentation box with ribbon and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)


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