Formosa Black

Origin: Taiwan

Roasted sugarcane and maple sweetness; no astringency.

Available in a 50 gram pack.

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About Formosa Black Tea:

A prized finding and favorite of many at the Tao of Tea, Formosa Black tea is a delicious and unusual tea from Taiwan. It is made from the Assamica tea plant varietal, which is native to India, but in this case it is grown and processed by a small Taiwanse tea garden. This tea is void of the classic astringent character that one usually associates with Assam teas. Long, stylish leaves.

This tea is available in 50 gram packages.

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Roasted sugarcane and maple sweetness; no astringency.

Brewing Instructions:

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 InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-53-41

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