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Formosa Oolong Tea

Taiwan, formerly Formosa, produces oolongs of incomparable flavor and quality. With a distinctive and complex flavor and aroma, Formosa oolongs often have a delicate flavor reminiscent of peaches and chestnuts. In Taiwan, oolongs (or Wu-Longs) with a lighter fermentation are preferred, and these teas are gaining popularity in the United States.

Our Formosa oolong tea is of the highest quality and is available in jade, amber and GABA varieties. Click here for traditional Oolong teas and here for our wide range of Formosa teas.

Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Extra rich flavor. A Tung-Ting style Oolong, oxidized at approximately 18 percent to retain a greener character. Very sweet and aromatic, this is the style of Oolong that is favored by Taiwan tea connoisseurs.

TT86 |
$0.48/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Choicest Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach.

TT18 |
$0.42/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Those who appreciate the finer grades of Tung-Ting style Oolong will find this one an exceptional value. The flavor is surprisingly more refined than item TT86.

TT87 |
$0.79/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A lightly oxidized leaf that releases a delicate, flowery liquor. The sweet and refreshing taste is enhanced by the fragrance of lilacs. A truly exquisite tea.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

TT88 |
$0.44/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This is the finest Jade Oolong tea we’ve ever sampled. Orchid, honey and buttery notes weave together to create a complex aroma and flavor with a creamy smooth mouth feel and long, lingering finish. For those of you looking for the best of what Taiwan can offer, this outstanding Oolong selection is highly recommended.

TT89 |
$1.31/cup
loose leaf formosa gaba oolong tea
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Japanese researchers created GABA tea serendipitously in the 1980's. Wanting effective methods to preserve tea, not fully oxidized leaf was exposed to nitrogen. The glutamic acid inherent in tea was transformed to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA for short. This selection is notable for its broad and interesting flavor profile, with notes of mango, peach and guava. The cup has a creamy body with a pronounced, lingering sweetness.

TT78 |
$0.56/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This grade of Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) has more complex flavor and finer leaf style than our TT55. Highly recommended.

TT57 |
$0.42/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A classic restaurant grade tea, with a smooth character, and classic Formosa Oolong flavors. Priced for everyday use, this selection is an excellent choice for its value and quality.

TT11 |
$0.21/cup
loose leaf formosa amber oolong tea
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With an oxidation level of approximately 40%, Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) teas produce a liquor that is darker than the Jade Oolongs. The flavor is slightly more earthy and robust.

TT55 |
$0.24/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Moderately priced tea of good quality. The value choice of many Oolong fans. Originally referred to as European Market Formosa Oolong. While the leaf quality of this grade cannot be compared to costlier Formosa Oolong teas, it is popular for its deep flavor notes.

TT15 |
$0.18/cup
loose leaf Formosa Oolong tea
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From the “Four Season Spring” cultivar, this unique Formosa Oolong exhibits premium, loosely rolled leaves that produce a pale gold liquor with the heady scent of lilacs. A smooth, rich buttery mouth feel provides the perfect complement to the pronounced honey notes and intense floral character. The finish lingers with light hints of melon.

TT77 |
$2.44/cup
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