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Formosa Oolong

Formosa Oolong

Oolong tea gets its name from the Chinese wu-lung, which means, "Black dragon" and it represents a cross between green and black tea. Gaining more and more popularity in Europe, once you try it, Formosa Oolong tea might quite possibly turn out to be your new favoruite! Loaded with potential health benefits this is a beautiful tea with full, refreshing, fruity-sweet aromas and flavours to match. Like many things in the world, Oolong tea was discovered by accident. A Chinese gardener was getting ready to prepare his tea when a deer distracted him. He killed and prepared the deer and forgot all about his tea leaves. The next day when he rediscovered them, he thought they might have gone bad since they had started to change colour, but he decided to finish the process anyway. After all the preparations were made, he sat to have his tea and realized that this was a much more flavorful and aromatic tea that what he had been drinking...and Oolong was born. Formosa Oolong teas are produced in Taiwan, next to China, and they produce the largest quantity of Oolong in the world. Leaves are plucked as the sun rises and then are laid out to wither in the hot sun. The leaves may be intentionally bruised slightly to stimulate the fermentation process. Tea artisans that are waiting for the perfect blend of red and green leaves watch over them carefully. The leaves are then dried, expertly graded, and passed through strict quality control for packaging..

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Formosa Oolong - Fine Grade

Formosa Oolong - Fine Grade

Although chunky this tea is suprisingly light with a wonderful aroma and a classic oolong flavour. Unbeatable value for money....

 From £2.95
Formosa - Orange Blossom Oolong

Formosa - Orange Blossom Oolong

Refined clean-tasting tea blended with fresh orange blossoms. A delight!...

 From £3.25
Ginseng flavoured oolong

Ginseng flavoured oolong

The cup is golden-green whilst the additions of ginseng and licorice underline the soft sweet flavour....

 From £5.25
Supreme Dong Ding Oolong aka Dung Ting

Supreme Dong Ding Oolong aka Dung Ting

A very fine tea grown in the mountains of Nantou County, where an almost continuous fog covers the land. Fermented less than most oolongs, the tea has a wonderful nutty/chestnut flavour....

 From £8.25
Formosa - Jade Oolong

Formosa - Jade Oolong

An Oolong oxidised at approximately 18% to retain a greener character. Very sweet and aromatic, this is the kind of tea much favoured by Taiwan tea connoiseurs. A very fine tea....

 From £8.95
Baozhong, aka Pouchong

Baozhong, aka Pouchong

A very green oolong tea, the most lightly oxidised of all oolongs, 8-10%.A balance of green tea freshness and floral notes....

 From £9.25