Origin: Taiwan Leaf Type: Oolong Taste: Sweet, floral, refreshing Drink: Without milk Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste When to drink: At the end of the day
Imperial Formosa Oolong is an exquisitely delicate and fragrant tea, traditionally drunk by Taiwanese Buddhist monks in the evening and perfect for the quiet moments at the end of the day.
It takes its name from the original name of Taiwan, Formosa, meaning 'beautiful island' and it is a tea fit for true connoisseurs. Highly prized, it is ranked as one of the best teas in the world. It is made by extremely skillful processing from oolong leaves, creating a flavour that falls half way between a black and a green tea. Its floral, lingering sweetness comes from a process of repeatedly bruising and shaking the leaves. This Taiwanese Oolong is slightly sweeter than traditional Chinese varieties.
Imperial Formosa Oolong is a tea to take your time over, to fully appreciate its complex fragrant sweetness and malty floral taste with hints of fruit and spice.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Best drunk without milk.
This tea is wonderful! I like to drink it lightly brewed and black but also nice with a bit of milk too.
i love this tea
15th February 2012 Posted by
my friend got me this tea for my birthday and it has to be one of my favourites amoung a few.. the way i like to drink this is to brew it for about 2 mins and then do a rebrew. and drink it in the evening when i want to just sit back and relax with no sound or distractions.. this is a must try