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Revised 11th July 2016 - Updates for Summer 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.
Oriental Beauty (36.00/69.00/135.00)
The champagne of Formosan teas, back in stock! 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 NEW-O)
The broad leaf is medium to heavily roasted and gives a rich taste and aroma
with a buttery, creamy taste.
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 NEW)
Known as Si Ji Chun, the Four Seasons Spring tea bush cultivar, this oolong thrives
at middle elevations in Taiwan's central highlands.
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)
An oolong with classic nutty, peachy flavour. Light body,
very aromatic and devoid of astringency. Formosa Oolong
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 tea 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 NEW)
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
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