Formosa Oolong yields a smooth sparkling cup with full body and is a style of brown oolong that generations of Americans have loved, especially for its lingering sweet toasty flavor. It is a darker style oolong tea from Taiwan
Oolongs, a tea with marvelous complexity, are the wide, wide category of tea in between green and black tea. It combines their qualities giving it several interesting health benefits. Oolong teas, aka wulong or black dragon, are made from large leaves that are produced in the late Spring and are the most labor intensive tea to produce. Traditionally, these more oxidized teas are steeped multiple times producing new flavors with each subsequent brew. If you are using a smaller capacity teapot, you can resteep up to 5 times.
Camellia sinensis assamica
BREWED COLOR AND TIME:
Copper - Steep tea for 4-5 minutes in simmering water (195ºF).
Formosa Oolong Tea