Today is the day for procrastination. All day I’ve been trying to work on homework for my Organizational Development and Change class. My procrastination is no reflection on the class, just an inability to focus. Not to mention, my husband and stepson are both suffering from the flu, so I’m playing nursemaid and imbibing them with green tea. Once again, another distraction from my day of studies. So I figured, if I am going to procrastinate, I might as well be productive. Drink a cup of tea and write a review. Tonight’s choice… Formosa Oolong Estate Tea.
Composition: Taiwanese oolong tea.
Dry Visual: A mixture of greenish reddish brown leaves. Many thanks to Tropical Tea Company for the picture.
Dry Aroma: Somewhat woodsy yet slightly nutty.
Flavor: Formosa Oolong Estate Tea is mildly woodsy as the dry aroma suggests. In comparison to other oolongs, Formosa Oolong Estate’s flavor leans more toward a mild black tea indicating a more oxidized tea. Full-bodied, this tea has a slightly floral finish.
I decided to steep two cups of Formosa Oolong Estate Tea before writing this review. Both cups were naturally sweet. No sweetener was required in the first infusion, however the tea presented a mild dryness. My second infusion of Formosa Oolong Estate tea had the same full-bodied quality of the first infusion with a decreased dryness.
Overall, a good cup of tea. Even now as I write this review I am boiling water for my third infusion.
Liquor: A rich amber hue.
Brewing Time: The actual steeping time was not provided, so I relied upon prior oolong steeping recommendations for an average time of 2 – 5 minutes at pre-boil. I steeped for 4 minutes during the first infusion and 5 minutes for the second.
Manufacturer: Tropical Tea Company
If you have had the opportunity to taste a cup of Formosa Oolong Estate Tea stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!