A Review of Mark T. Wendell Tea Company's Extra Fancy Formosa Oolong
I love oolong, and I love finery, especially in the tea world. So when
the chance to try this tea came up...an oolong, mind you, that is
supposed to be one of the finest available, and available only in
limited quantities, I jumped at the opportunity.
The dry leaf holds light, vegetal notes that are, surprisingly, reminiscent of a few white teas that I have tried.
steeped liquor is a brilliant gold, with excellent clarity (the
benefits of utilizing a glass vessel for steeping). It also has a darker
aroma, more akin to darjeeling. Ah, but the first sip was nothing like
drinking darjeeling. Light and fruity (what specific fruit flavors - I
cannot quite place), the liquor slipped over the tongue easily.
Incredibly soft mouthfeel combined with a surprisingly bold, yet not
overwhelming, aftertaste to provide a wonderfully pleasant drink.
Steeping the tea again, for a few minutes longer (five this time),
led to a brew of much the same strength and character as the first. I
was pleased at the resilience and quality of this tea. I most definitely
enjoyed drinking this and would certainly keep this on my list of teas
to keep in stock. I give it a 90/100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
Mark T. Wendell Tea Company's Extra Fancy Formosa Oolong can be purchased from their website, here.
Photo credit to Mark T. Wendell Tea Company.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.