Aroma Formosa Oolong
Formosa Oolong is a very distinctive tea as the leaves are two toned in colour due to the way they are dried. It is classed as semi fermented which causes the leaves to go lighter in colour than a normal black tea. Grown in Taiwan the specific type of plant and altitude creates a fruity peach character to the brew as it has been allowed to ferment for only 50% of the normal time and then left in the sun to wilt being turned frequently. Rich in flavour but not too dark in colour, this grade is a larger leaf therefore takes longer to brew although it doesn’t darken as much as some it is packed with delicious flavour.
The term Oolong is a method of drying/fermenting the leaves to enhance the flavour. Very popular in the south if China the method has many different varieties. The word Oolong means “Black Dragon Tea” and is often referred to as dark green teas because of its light colour while being classed as a black tea.