Tea and Coffee Merchants

Formosa Oolong



£2.92£13.04

Very much a lapsang souchong style though with a more robust tarry flavour

Clear

Description

In Taiwan (formally known as Formosa), the making of oolong tea is regarded as a precious art that requires years of training. From the nursing of a seedling, to planting, to nourishing the bushes, to properly selecting the best time to pluck the leaves, the husbandry of the tea farmer is a legacy passed down from many generations. It is felt that only the application of years of dedicated study and practice, combined with the unique character of Taiwan tea leaves, can provide the exceptional quality oolong teas that have made the island famous for its teas.

Tea Grade

G.F.O.P. Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe F.O.P. with golden tips (the tiny, undeveloped buds)
. T.G.F.O.P. Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
F.O.P. with lots of golden tips. Considered very good quality.
F.T.G.F.O.P. Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
F.O.P. of superior quality. Sprinkled with ‘gold dust’!
S.F.T.G.F.O.P. Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe With such a name, this has to be the ultimate!
O.P. Orange Pekoe: Usually long think whole leaf, harvested after the buds are opened. This does not contain ‘golden tips’.
P. Pekoe: Whole leaf that tends to be shorter and slightly coarser than O.P
G.F.B.O.P. Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
T.G.F.B.O.P. Tippy Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
T.G.B.O.P. Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
G.B.O.P. Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
F.B.O.P. Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
B.O.P. Broken Orange Pekoe – the most widely sold grade of tea
B.O.P.F. Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings – the finest siftings.

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