My husband and I have compared this Oolong with several other Oolongs, both at Harney and Sons and with other companies. First of all, the Harney teas are superior to other companies. Other non-Harney oolongs are fishy or bitter in comparison. We've tried several Harney oolongs as well, which are nice teas, but just do not compare at all to the Fanciest Formosa. Even the 'regular' Formosa is flat compared to Fanciest. There are many 'layers' in the Fanciest... florals, fruits, almost like memories of where the tea grew up! :) It really is that good. We're ruined now, as we just can't drink anything inferior to Fanciest Formosa Oolong. (If you don't believe me, just get the sample of a few oolongs and compare for yourself. You'll see what I mean.) Another bonus with Fanciest is that it does NOT even get bitter or ruined if you forget to remove your tea in time. I often get busy and end up with a 15 minute steep, which would ruin any other tea's taste. NOT so for Fanciest Formosa! It is still delicious, fruity/floral, and not bitter. This is simply the best oolong I've ever had (after about 20 years of drinking oolongs). THANK YOU for this tea, Harney and Sons!
I did a side by side test of Fanciest Formosa Oolong and the regular Formosa Oolong . The former is richer and deeper in character. I disagree with the previous reviews,and champion the Fanciest Formosa Oolong.
I would have to agree with the majority of the reviewers here and say that you'll do just as well with the standard Formosa Oolong. Not much of a taste difference and certainly not worth the higher price. I'm going back to the standard Formosa.
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