Many tea connoisseurs consider Oolong – with its rich intensity and floral integrity – as the most complete tea experience. Working directly with tea growers in Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa), Tea Forte have secured this warm and earthy variety with an exceptionally fragrant personality. These leaves, after plucking, are gently fermented and wilted in the sun while being turned. This gives them an all-encompassing, creamy aroma with a hint of apricot and osmanthus. The steeped Formosa tea creates a glowing, amber brew that tastes irresistibly fresh with echoes of spring blossoms, mango and apricot. This is unadulterated Oolong at its absolute finest.
Buy this Taiwanese tea now in loose leaf form, so that you can easily adjust the strength to your own desire. If you’re not sure how to prepare it, consider steeping it at 195 F for 2-4 minutes, using 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water. For iced tea, use 2 teaspoons per 8 ounces of water.
Tea Forte Oolong Tea Leaves are a creation of Tea Forte. This company began in Massachusetts in 2003, with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.