Formosa Pouchong Tea From Taiwan - 100 Grams

Formosa Pouchong Tea From Taiwan - 100 Grams
Brand: Etsy - thenaturalherbalist
Color: Orange
8.5 GBP
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Formosa Pouchong Tea is a long & twisted leaf tea producing a smooth & mellow liquor with a slight nutty character. Most of the teas produced by the island of Taiwan (formerly Formosa) are Oolongs, although as you will see from our favourites shown, green teas, black teas & lightly fermented Pouchongs are also available. Most gardens are situated in the north of the country around T’ai-pei at elevations below 1,000 feet Taiwan is famous for its tea production which are of three main types: Formosa Oolong Tea, Black Tea & Green Tea. Pouchong is a lightly oxidized tea, twisted in shape, with floral notes, & usually not roasted. It is somewhere between a green tea & what is usually considered Oolong tea. Pouchong is a popular choice with producers of scented tea, with rose pouchong a particular favourite. The earliest record of tea trees found in Taiwan can be traced back to 1717 in Shui Sha Lian which is present day Yuchi & Puli in Nantou county. Many of the teas from Taiwan retain the island’s former name, Formosa. Oolongs grown in Taiwan account for about 20% of world production. They are produced through a unique process including withering the plant under the strong sun & allowing oxidisation to take place before the curling & twisting which is done buy hand. Most Oolong teas, especially those of fine quality, involve unique tea plant cultivars that are used exclusively for particular varieties of the final tea. The degree of oxidation can range from 8 to 85%, depending on the variety & production style. Oolong is especially popular with tea connoisseurs of south China & Chinese expatriates in Southeast Asia,as is the Fujian preparation process known as the Gongfu tea ceremony. Formosa Pouchong Tea From Taiwan - 100 Grams