Fanciest Formosa Oolong
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  • Fanciest Formosa Oolong
  • Fanciest Formosa Oolong
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$ 230.00 

Fanciest Formosa is another great oolong – absolutely delicious and widely sought after. It also has an interesting story…The tea plant protects itself from attack by creating a compound that has a wonderful peachy aroma, perhaps better than any other oolong. Mike saw the plants on the defensive on his last trip to Taiwan; he found it fascinating to observe this remarkable botanical process.

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Briskness Body Aroma
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Details This tea is made in northern Taiwan and is twisted (as opposed to the balled style.) It is done around June, later than other oolongs. The growers allow a leaf hopper (Jacobiasca formosana) to attack the tea leaves. The plants release a compound in self-defense that we find deliciously similar in flavor to peaches.
Dry Leaves Light brown and green leaves.
Liquor Copper.
Aroma A wonderful aroma with notes of tropical fruits like guava, and stone fruits like peaches.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This can be quite a light bodied oolong.
Flavors Subtle flavors of spring honey, fresh white peaches, and buttered toast.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temp 205° Fº
Fanciest Formosa Oolong has a rating of 4.1 stars based on 7 reviews.