Review: KTeas Formosa Fancy Superior Taifu

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Thumbs up!"This oolong is a treat for all senses. Highly recommended!"
Shaiha’s Teaview: 8.6/10
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kteaslogoNow that spring is officially here, it seems as though the winter is trying to make a comeback. It is wet and very windy outside. This weather just screams for a tea that will warm a person inside and out. I am hoping that KTeas’ Formosa Superior Taifu is just such a tea. I have wanted to try out this tea ever since I read an earlier review. They rated it rather highly and I wanted to see if my taste buds agreed.

Taking a look at my sample, it is easy to see why they call this oolong “Five Color Tea”. The leaves range in color for a dark green to gold to beige to russet to a pale green. The leaves are rolled and all rather large in size. What a treat to look upon. The colors themselves remind me of autumn leaves. The aroma of the dried tea has a natural sweetness that brings to mind dried fruits such as raisins and apricots.

I used two heaping tablespoons to brew up four cups of tea using 210 degree water and a steep time of 4 minutes. The coloring of resulting liquor is a lighter reddish brown. Not one I usually see with an oolong but this tea seems to be all about color.

The flavor is a true delight! I am glad that I brewed up 32 ounces as my first mug just disappeared. This is an easy drinking oolong that just slides down the throat. On my second mug when I was able to slow down slightly, I was able to pick out the different tastes of plums, a slight woodiness and a lasting finish that reminiscent of apricots. I can easily see why this tea rated as a Fancy Superior which is only given to tippy high quality teas.

Would I pick up some of KTeas’ Formosa Superior Taifu for my own personal stash? In a heartbeat! Not only is it a fantastic tea but the prices at KTeas can’t be beat. I have tried a few of their offerings and have been rather pleased with the quality of all of them. Be sure to check out their selections.

— To purchase KTeas Formosa Fancy Superior Taifu, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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