Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea originates from Taiwan. The name "Poppy" refers not to the ingredients of this Tea, but to its fine grade. It's a Tea grading system in line with China's, which often uses names of flowers and birds. This particular Tea, however, is one of the best. Malty notes first strike the palate upon the very first sip of Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea, followed by scrumptious herbaceous undertones.

It makes for a great start to any day, and will have you going back for more just as soon as you've drained your morning cup! Best of all, there are health benefits to be had from frequently consuming this Tea. According to the latest scientific research, Oolong Tea, when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, can support the immune system, improve digestion, boost the metabolism and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.

What's your reason for choosing this Tea? Whatever it may be, you've chosen exceptionally well! Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we pack everything fresh to order, meaning your Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea will always be quality-assured!

According to countless Tea Connoisseurs around the world, when it comes to Oolong Tea - one should choose a Formosan Oolong! Formosa was the original name of Taiwan first used by Portuguese sailors in 1517, meaning "beautiful island". During the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), many Tea planters moved from mainland China to Formosa to start life afresh, which in turn gave rise to a new Formosan Tea Industry.

In 1866, a British trader named John Dodd began championing Formosan Teas on the world market, and in time the industry grew larger from his efforts. The next boom came about from the Japanese occupation of Formosa, which saw large-scale industrialisation sweep across the island; once humble family-owned farms transformed into fully functioning Tea factories, and Formosa became a big player in the world of Tea.

Today, Taiwan has maintained its reputation and, in fact, increased it significantly. Taiwanese Oolong Teas such as our Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea continue to be immensely popular - why not find out why today?

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Oolong Tea.

Origin: Taiwan.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees.

Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is.

Tasting Notes: The aroma of this Tea has a defined maltiness to it, while its taste has similar characteristics combined with a subtle smokiness.

Colour in Cup: Golden-orange liquor, light in tone.

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea: Our diets have a significant impact on our skin health, so choosing Oolong Tea can ultimately help with conditions such as acne and, in some cases, mild eczema. In a 2001 study, 54% of participants found that their skin had improved dramatically after six months of drinking Oolong Tea daily.

Other studies, meanwhile, have even gone as far as to state that the frequent consumption of Oolong Tea can reduce diabetes risks and even help those already living with the condition! In a 2003 study, participants were given this Tea alongside regular hypoglycemic drugs, resulting in the improved balancing of blood sugar levels and the prevention of sudden drops and spikes.

Additional info
  • Type
    Oolong Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Anti Oxidants
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
  • Country
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  1. Really enjoying this Formosa Oolong Poppy Tea. Beautiful flavour!

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  2. My favourite with strong but subtle sweet smokey like smell and flavour which can been used several times to make more brews to enjoy

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  3. All round good Oolong; tastes good & blends well

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  4. Tea is very tasty. I like it.

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  5. Lovely tea, highly recommended.

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