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Formosa Bonita 47

FB47

Oolong Tea from Taiwan
$16.95

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.

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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

 

Nantou is located in the geographic centre of Taiwan and is the only county that is land-locked. The tea terraces of Ming Jian experience favorable weather conditions and rich red soil that is well suited to growing tea.

Elevation: 400m

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

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 3g / 180mL 100˚C First brew: 3 mins, Second brew: 1 ½ mins, Third long steep for chilled tea 3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 150mL 100˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 5+
Cold brew 9g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1