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Revised 15th August 2017 - Updates for Autumn catalogue ....
Starting in the 1890s, tea cultivation was brought to Taiwan
by settlers from mainland China. Farms were set up using
methods from Fukien Province, adjacent to Taiwan on the
mainland. The tea is grown in an area at the North end
of the island at low elevations.
While the varieties grown are China, many have
distinct characteristics which are interesting to
compare with those grown on the mainland.
Oolongs have found their home in Taiwan! Despite low
coastal growing conditions, Formosa Oolongs are
regarded as the finest and possessing the ultimate
in 'peachy' character, please try our
house Oolong and
Orange Blossom Oolong.
Our prices are indicated in brackets and are in Canadian
Dollars. The prices refer to 125g/250g/500g.
Formosa Gunpowder (12.00/23.00/44.00)
A large Souchong leaf which unfolds giving a pungency
and a light straw coloured infusion.
Taiwan Oriental Beauty (36.00/69.00/135.00)
This oolong has a slightly heavy, slightly sweet cup and possesses
a complex and compelling aroma.
Organic Dong Ding Oolong (24.00/45.00/87.00 O)
The broad leaf has been minimally oxidized with a light
to medium roast, giving it a rich taste and fresh aroma with a slightly creamy finish.
Jinxuan Milk Oolong (21.00/39.00/75.00)
Unique smell and flavour, smooth, creamy, buttery
quality with lingering aftertaste.
Superfancy Oolong Silvertip (21.00/39.00/75.00)
This large leaf, early flush tea has large buds evident in the
infusion. Graded as Silvertip, this tea has most superior
Bamboo Mountain Dong Ding (18.00/34.00/65.00)
Grown at lower elevation, at about 800m, this offering received
a lighter roasting resulting in a bright yellow cup.
Four Seasons Jasmine Oolong (21.00/39.00/75.00)
Known as Si Ji Chun, the Four Seasons Spring tea bush cultivar, this
oolong thrives at middle elevations in Taiwan's central
Organic GABA Oolong (21.00/39.00/75.00 O)
Organic GABA oolong is a light and refreshing tea with crisp fruit
flavours and a hint of bubbly creaminess. Its unusual method of
processing involves exposure to a nitrogen rich environment.
Formosa Oolong (12.00/23.00/44.00)
With classic nutty, peachy flavour, light body,
very aromatic and devoid of astringency, this is
a perfect refreshment for any time of day.
Ginseng Oolong (15.00/29.00/56.00)
Known as “King's Tea”; Ginseng Oolong has a floral, orchid-like
aroma with a lingering sweetness characteristic of a quality
Taiwanese Oolong and a slight tartness from the ginseng. A
healthy and delicious pairing!
Osmanthus Oolong (18.00/34.00/65.00)
This blend combines the creamy quality of a Jinxuan oolong
with the fragrant and slightly fruity sweetness of osmanthus flowers.
Orange Blossom Oolong (12.00/23.00/44.00)
Combining the fine qualities of an oolong with orange
petals results in slight sweetness and a delicate aroma.
Formosa Lapsang Souchong (12.00/23.00/44.00)
If you enjoy the rich, smokiness of a China Lapsang Souchong....try
this grown in Taiwan. Possessing a well sized, slatey leaf with
full body, pungency and a distinctive tarry flavour.
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