Made for you with the fanciest silver-tipped leaves, our Imperial Formosa tea is mesmerizing. Its sweet amber liquor, paired with a supple bouquet of orange blossoms and chestnuts, is complimented by gentle hints of dates and musky cedar and an extraordinary fragrance.
Why this tea is great:
The most famous of the Taiwanese Dark Oolongs
Natural notes of peach and guava that are prominent on the front palate
Notes of buttered toast and honey in the finish
A complex flavor that is heavier than a Green Oolong, yet lighter than a Darjeeling
The tea leaves are naturally torn while growing, giving the tea intense citrus flavors
Brew at 200° F
Steep for 2 minutes
Use 2 teaspoons per serving
Can be re-steeped up to 6 times
Who WILL LOVE IT:
Dark Oolong Lovers
Fans of Darjeeling
Those looking for a “lighter” Black Tea
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Is this the tea that cicadas cicadas nibble on and, um, leave behind their "flavoring?" I have tried both, and love both, but I cannot remember if this is the same one?
by Doodledaddy3 months ago00
Sort of. With this tea the leaves are nibbled on but there is no "flavoring" left behind. What happens is the leaves try and heal (due to the nibble holes) and this causes them to have a concentrated flavor that is no found in any other tea.
by Marcus3 months ago00
Is this similar to Oriental Beauty?
by oolonglover10 months ago00
Yes. It is technically an Oriental Beauty but we call it Imperial Formosa Oolong.
by Marcus10 months ago00
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