Formosa Oolong Tea

Formosa Oolong Tea

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Formosa Oolong Tea

Ingredients: 100% Oolong Tea from Formosa Island (camellia sinensis).

Trying a real Formosa tea for the first time is an experience no tea drinker will ever forget. The intense scent of dry Oriental Beauty leaves, sweetness, creaminess and lightness of high mountain teas and unique strong honey flavor of the Honey oolong may surpass every expectation you ever had for one tea, and turn you into a tea lover for life. Taiwan is producing some of the most fragrant and beautiful oolong teas in the world. Learn what is Formosa tea and how to brew it.

Beauty: Super Fancy

Leaf: One bud, two leaves, young twisted leaves

Cup: Bronze

Character: Full-bodied, complex, flowery.

What is Formosa tea?

In wider meaning, Formosa tea is all tea from Taiwan. About 500 years ago Portuguese named the main island of Taiwan - Formosa - or the beautiful island. As the main tea produced in Taiwan was and still is oolong, the term is almost always related to oolong tea. It first appeared in the 19th century when the Scottish tea merchant started selling tea made on the island of Taiwan.

Although the name for used for a specific type, today it may be used for many oolong teas, as long as they come from Taiwan. When the name of the tea is not specified, it will mostly describe a more oxidized tea with twisted leaves, more or less broken, that give a rich and darker infusion.

Any other oolong tea from Taiwan can be called a Formosa tea too. However, specific types like high mountain teas, or dong ding or Taiwanese Ti Kwan Yin will rarely be sold under that name and will often include the real name of the tea instead.

Water temperature: 100º

Infusion time: 2-3 minutes.

Recommended amount: 1 teaspoon of tea per person. 14grs / Litre.

*Indicative values that can vary depending on the personal taste.

Benefits of drinking Formosa oolong tea?

Oolong teas are made from the Camellia sinensis plant, same as all other real teas – white, yellow, green, black or pu’erh. Depending on their processing method, they will be closer to green teas or closer to black teas. Caffeine content of oolong tea is generally lower than in black tea, and around the same as in green tea. However, every tea is different. One research showed that a high mountain oolong from a Taiwanese Li Shan mountain had double the amount of caffeine than all other tested black teas. Generally, expect around 20-30 mg of caffeine per cup of tea.

Oolong tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid responsible for calming effect. It generally has less L-theanine than green tea, but more than black tea. It contains EGCG too, a catechin linked to many potential health benefits – from weight loss to fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, lowering high blood pressure and protecting the heart and brain.

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Sabor unico

Um sabor muito proximo do cha de cidreira\r\nSuave e acaba por trazer mais energia ao corpo..\r\nRecomendo

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Formosa Oolong Tea

One of my favorite teas from Chas do Mundo, very comfortable, warming and sweetened sensation at the mouth and throat, love it !

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Chá Oolong Formosa Superior

Chá Oolong Formosa Superior é um chá para verdadeiros apreciadores, quase um tesouro de características peculiares, mas muito saboroso e aromático. Misterioso.

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