About Formosa Black Tea:
One of our favorite Taiwanese teas, Formosa Black is a delicious and unusual offering from Yuchi Township in Nantou County. It is made from the Assamica tea plant varietal, which is native to India but has been grown in Taiwan for decades using cultivars well suited to the region. Assamica in Taiwan tends to be void of the classic astringent character that one usually associates with Assam teas, and Formosa Black is indeed smooth and sweet, having notes of sugarcane and strong fruit aromas. The leaves are long, wiry and stylish.
This tea is available in 50 gram packages.
Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves.
Roasted sugarcane and maple sweetness; no astringency.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|