For the last week, I have been so engrossed with Yixing Teaware that I haven’t tried any new teas… that is until today. Not only have I not tasted anything new, my tea stash is getting perilously low as I have not purchased anything new either. I have been contemplating some of the suggestions received from the “What’s New In Your Cup?” – but that is the subject of another post. Nevertheless, let us discuss my new tea for the day… Imperial Formosa Oolong. Many thanks to Golden Moon Tea for the photo.
Composition: Silver-tipped oolong leaves, very simple – nothing more and nothing less.
Dry Visual: A mixture of brown and dark green curling leaves with hints of light green and tan leaves. Imperial Formosa Oolong looks like the Champagne Oolong I recently tasted and reviewed.
Dry Aroma: Overall the tea has an earthy smell with a distinct nutty quality.
Flavor: A very full-bodied tea, Imperial Formosa Oolong fills the mouth with flavor. This tea is somewhat dry – I’m starting to wonder if this is a characteristic of Oolongs and would love to hear another oolong drinker opine. I found Immperial Formosa Oolong to be naturally sweet with slight nutty undertones. One can enjoy Imperial Formosa Oolong with or without sweetener. My first infusion was enjoyed without sugar, honey, Stevia, or other artificial sweetner. I plan to add a little honey to my next infusion to taste the difference. Overall, the Imperial Formosa Oolong is delicious.
Liquor: A rich amber color.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 5 minutes and I brewed for 5.
Manufacturer: Golden Moon Tea
If you are looking for a new Oolong, try Imperial Formosa Oolong. It is deliscious! Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!