Hailing from Taiwan (previously known as Formosa), this tea is considered one of the world’s best, which also makes it quite expensive. It creates a pale yellow brew that has a flavor reminiscent of peaches.
This is the style of brown oolong that generations of Americans have loved. It is the toasty flavor that many enjoy. Don’t worry about the stems, it is traditionally made this way in Taiwan.
As Taiwan is lucky to have great environment for tea growing, and with the developing of tea technology, Taiwan has produced many top quality teas, all can be called as “Formosa Tea”. The best known ones including “Formosa Dongding oolong”, “Formosa Alishan Oolong”, “Formosa Wenshan Pouchong”,”Formosa Oriental Beauty”, “Formosa Shanlinxi Oolong”, “Formosa Jade Oolong” and more. According to the 1997 version of the Joy of Cooking, Taiwanese oolongs are considered the finest by some tea connoisseurs.