Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top

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Brewing instructions

Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees

Brewing instructions


The name isn’t lost on us. Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top is, indeed, ‘tip-top’ in every sense of the term. For starters, it comes from Taiwan - one of the world’s best producers of Oolong Tea, particularly high-grown varieties such as this one. It also consists of young, tender, downy-white leaves which, when brewed, boast a mild aroma and a delicate taste. 

What’s more, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top can offer health benefits. This is according to the latest scientific research, which indicates that Oolong Tea, no matter the variety, can improve heart health.

Additionally, there are studies suggesting that it might be able to reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack every Loose Tea, Tisane and Coffee fresh to order. This is our way of guaranteeing not only quality but also consistency. Why not try Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top and indulge in its exceptional taste and profile?

Facts about Oolong Tea

  • Less than 2% of the world’s Tea drinkers choose Oolong? 
  • Many consider Oolong the ‘in-between’ Tea owing to its unique, extraordinary production requirements? 
  • It originates from the Chinese Fujian province, specifically the beautiful, iconic Wuyi Mountains?
  • There are several theories about how Oolong came into existence?
  • Taiwan (formerly Formosa), an island off the coast of mainland China, creates its own type of Oolong - including this one? 

About Formosa Tea

Formosa is an archaic name for present-day Taiwan, translated to mean “beautiful island”. Also beautiful are the Tea it produces, the history of which dates back to the 19th century.

Taiwan boasts near-perfect climatic conditions for Tea growing, specialising in two specific types: Gunpowder Tea and Oolong (like Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top!). Why not begin your Formosan journey here?

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Oolong Tea.

Origin: Taiwan (formerly Formosa).

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to Serve: Consider adding honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without any accompaniments.

Tasting Notes: Enjoy a delicate yet traditionally “Oolong” flavour, the perfect middle-ground between Green and Black Tea.

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

Oolong Formosa Silvertip Top Benefits

Here’s an exciting new discovery: habitual Tea drinking (at least three times a week) could support a longer, healthier life! This is according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which saw 100,902 participants split into two groups.

The first group was comprised of volunteers who drank three or more cups of Tea a week. The second group, meanwhile, included those who drank less than three brews a week.

Both sets of test subjects were followed-up for a median of 7.3 years, the results ultimately establishing that 50-year-old habitual Tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Additionally, scientists noted that these same brew lovers could live up to 1.26 years longer than someone who never or seldom drank Tea.

Additional info
  • Type
    Oolong Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Detox, Flu, Hydration, Refreshing, Weight Loss
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon
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