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formosa red oolong

Based on 59 reviews
6 pouches @
beginning of January
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This 2019 Formosa Red Oolong features leaves that are tightly rolled and well roasted. After the initial sip, one is perhaps reminded of a Da Hong Pao, but much less mineral. It unrolls many layers throughout the cup that include biscuit, warm bread, honeysuckle, wildflower honey, cocoa, apricot, and a hint of lychee. With an even silkier mouthfeel than roasted Ti Kuan Yins from Fujian, we find it to be most impressive.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 195° for 2-3 minutes.

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Fresh From Origin

Birthplace of "red oolong", Taitung is a county in Taiwan located along the southeastern coast. The third-largest country in Taiwan, Taitung is also one of the most isolated regions as well and home to the largest and most diverse group of aboriginal cultures. Due to its mountainous geography, Taitung has escaped mainstream urbanization and colonization, remaining sparsely populated and under-developed. This isolation has helped to keep the area's traditions intact, including its tea production methods.

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