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This tea was quite popular in the US for several decades. A British entrepreneur named John Dodd developed it in the middle of the nineteenth century. It is oxidized to about 75%, so it is darker than most other oolongs.
Dry Leaves This tea is made up of dark brown leaves and stems.
Liquor Copper.
Aroma The aroma has nutty and toasty notes with subdued peach flavors underneath.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body The oolong is medium bodied.
Flavors Subtle sweet notes of peaches and roasted carrots covered by toasted walnuts.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 205° F

Formosa Oolong

Formosa Oolong is the style of brown oolong that generations of Americans have loved, especially for its toasty flavor. Don’t worry about the stems; the tea is traditionally made this way in Taiwan.
This is the style of brown oolong that generations of Americans have loved. It is the toasty flavor that many enjoy. Don’t worry about the stems, that is how the Taiwanese do this tea.
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Formosa Oolong – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-021
$2.00
Formosa Oolong – Loose Tea, 3 oz Tin
SKU: 44221
$6.50
Formosa Oolong – Loose Tea, 5 oz Tin
SKU: 48012
$10.00
Formosa Oolong – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41629
$25.00
Formosa Oolong – Tea Sachets, Bag of 50
SKU: 50505
$22.00

Quick Overview

This is the style of brown oolong that generations of Americans have loved. It is the toasty flavor that many enjoy. Don’t worry about the stems, that is how the Taiwanese do this tea.

Customer Reviews

Chris

9/19/15

Great everyday tea!
Average Review:

I absolutely love this tea! The description was right about the roasted carrots and toasted walnut flavors. I love this tea for a morning tea.It has a beautiful copper color too. The flavor is rather earthy (which I like), but if you prefer sweeter tasting teas you might want to add a bit of sugar.

GinaDee

7/11/15

Nice Smooth Flavor
Average Review:

Very nice smooth flavor, I'm drinking it now so I decided to share my review! I love tea, and this one is very nice, I highly recommend. I always take advantage when H&S offers free shipping days, this was one of those purchases. Thank you H&S for offering free shipping when you do!

Eric

11/18/14

Very Good Tea
Average Review:

This is a very good "everyday" tea. It tastes like a standard Lipton tea, without the bitterness nor tannic qualities. The color is a dark muddy color. The flavor isn't very bright nor sweet, but earthy. It would take cream and sugar well as it's got a lot of body to it. I only gave it 4 stars because I tried some Da Hong Pao and Fenghuang Shuixian before this and those two blew me away with their fruity noses. I didn't get any of the fruitiness in this tea, which is fine for me. The price is right. This is still a very premium tea. It takes several steepings well. If you're looking for a standard bearer to serve on regular occasions, this is the tea. If you want a "special" tea for special guests or occasions, there are better choices.

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