– Tea: Formosa Pouchong Green Oolong from Taipei county, Northern Taiwan.
– Sample provided by: Chateau Rouge Teas.
– Retail price: 50 gram pouch for £11.95 / 100 gram pouch for £19.95.
– Link to Formosa Pouchong Oolong on Chateau Rouge website.
I have never met a green oolong from Taiwan that I did not like, and this Formosa Pouchong from Chateau Rouge did not disappoint.
When I opened the pouch, the appearance of the dry leaf made a strong first impression. It is very leafy, with long, dark green leaves, and intrigues you to get it in your teapot as quickly as possible. I infused the tea three times and found that its flavour, aroma and cup colour remained consistent with each infusion. For my taste, the second infusion was the best because the flavour was slightly stronger.
After trying this tea for the first time, I knew it was good – it has the aroma and taste that make Taiwanese oolongs special – but I was not sure if it was for me because of how light the tea is. But after making the tea two more times, I really embraced this lightness (by nature, Foroma Pouchongs are going to be light, so either you embrace it or you don’t). This tea has a refreshing, delicate and sweet flavour that I highly recommend you try.
My review: 4.25/5