Customer Reviews (2)

Review by F. Hecht
Overall Character
MTW's Formosa Oolong is a classic tea. I have enjoyed it many mornings. It is, in my book, superior to a number of fancy oolongs that cost much more.
Original Review Submitted: 7/24/09 (Posted on 10/25/2017)
Review by Jeff K.
Overall Character
I am so glad that I am the first to review this wonderful tea. I simply adore this tea, it is an excellent value, and has a very pronounced "peach" overtone, and even produces a smooth cup at higher infusion temperatures that would be appropriate to black teas.

I can get at least two good infusions out of it (sometimes three)...I am somewhat ashamed to think just how many times I threw away what I thought to be "spent" leaves! The liquor is probably better described as "nectar", sweet, and inviting, and almost honey-like.

I am reluctant to try any of the fancier grades for the simple reason that this tea ALWAYS gives me what I crave in a Formosa Oolong, and that I might "break the spell" that this delightful tea has over me.

Whatever it is that this tea has makes me come back to it year after year remains a mystery, except for the fact that it has very little variation from year to year; I am a creature of steady habit: I find what I like and I keep with it. I could go on for reams about this tea; I absolutely positively love it. Original Review Submitted: 3/22/08 (Posted on 10/25/2017)

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Formosa Oolong

This type of semi-oxidized tea from Formosa is known for its unique appearance and taste. Produced from carefully selected leaves, Formosa Oolong's dark brown and noticeably twisted leaves produce a vibrant amber cup of tea. This tea has a distinctively sweet peach flavor and fruity aroma when brewed.

Brewing Tips: Our Formosa Oolong tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a point just short of boiling (190-200° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Formosa Oolong tea should be steeped for 3-4 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!

How Much Tea Do I Need?
1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea
8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea
4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Formosa Oolong - 1 lb. Tin
Formosa Oolong - 1 lb. Refill Bag
Formosa Oolong - 8 oz. Tin
Formosa Oolong - 8 oz. Refill Bag
Formosa Oolong - 3 oz. Tin
Formosa Oolong - Sample