A smooth and complex oolong that has notes of vanilla, ripe stone fruit and a delicate floral bouquet that combine to produce a lingering honey sweetness in the mouth.
The high level of oxidation creates an oolong that has the comfort and strength of a black tea. This tea can be drunk and enjoyed at any time of the day.
Formosa Bonita is a style of oolong produced from a single cultivar. They are identified by the number reference e.g., #47. FB47 is produced from the Si Chi Chun cultivar that is a well regarded for its ability to highlight fruity notes. Each Formosa Bonita will have a unique character and flavour. Formosa Bonita has previously been marketed and known as Brandy oolong or Red oolong.
Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou, Taiwan
Flavour profile: Sweet | Spice | Stone Fruit
Processing highlights: Our Formosa Bonita 47 has been oxidised to around 85% producing dark fragrant leaves.
Harvest: Summer 2017
Cultivar: Si Chi Chun or Four Season Spring
Tea Master: Mr Chen
Our beautiful Formosa Bonita 47 has notes of ripened stone fruit, cinnamon, vanilla and a light floral bouquet that combine to produce a deliciously sweet honey-like aftertaste. The tea is smooth and rounded and has a lovely creamy mouthfeel.
This tea pairs well with red meats, breakfast foods, buttery desserts and chocolate. Try this tea with a dark chocolate tart or a steak with mushroom sauce.
Leaf appearance: Press rolled strip style leaf
Aroma: A floral bouquet with notes of cinnamon, vanilla and dried fruit.
Liquor colour: Brilliant Copper