Very light in the cup with a flowery and spicy taste.
What it is?
Formosa is a speciality tea produced in the Taiwanese mountains. After plucking, the tea is fermented to approximately 50% and then wilted in the sun. Frequent turning of the tea in bamboo baskets during the drying process allows Formosa to develop a mild aroma and a large, wildly curled leaf.
Why we love it
Easy to prepare and remains a lovely introduction to Taiwanese tea.
Where it’s from
Taiwan. The word Formosa, meaning “beautiful”, is the word Portuguese navigators used to describe Taiwan when they caught sight of the island back in 1544.
How our drink hits the senses
Earthy with a slight minty edge and a floral waft.
The taste journey
The taste definitely builds with each sip. Simple, no fuss, no-frills classic Oolong. After brewing, the still green leaf centre with the fermented leaf edges becomes clearly visible. It is very light in the cup and has a very flowery and spicy taste.
1tsp // 80-90°C // 2-3 mins
Half-Fermented Oolong Tea.
Store in a cool, dry place