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Black Teas - The familiar classics, enjoy it flavored or straight up and pure.

black teas:

About Black Tea: Black tea is the most intensively processed type of tea. The leaves are allowed to fully oxidize, creating their black color before they are dried, giving black tea more complexity, more astringency and fewer vegetal overtones than are typically found in other teas. Astringency is the "dry mouth" sensation left by tannins in tea, familiar to drinkers of a cabernet sauvignon, or other wine. It is this astringency that pairs so nicely with dairy and sweetener. Achieving the right balance of astringency is one of the leading indicators of quality in a black tea.

 
 

Green Teas - The healthy tea.

green teas:

About Green Tea: Green Tea, best known for its grassy vegetal notes and greenish liquor and leaves, is quickly steamed or pan-fired to denature the oxidizing enzymes and preserve the tea's characteristic freshness. While all tea is antioxidant-rich, some speculate that the minimal processing undergone by green tea allows more antioxidants to reach your final cup. Without oxidation, green teas must be steeped more carefully, as they can become bitter if steeped too long or at too hot of a temperature. Never steep green tea with boiling water; near boiling or even cooler will produce much better results.

 
 

Herbal Teas - Going beyond Camellia Sinensis.

herbal teas:

About Herbal Tea: Our herbals are blended with lavishly delicious flavors, from famously soothing mints to exotic ingredients like cacao, fennel, anise, cardamom and lemongrass to succulent, juicy fruits like raspberry, orange, apple and even tart but deliciously sweet pomegranate.

 
 

Oolong Teas - Among the most prized of all teas.

oolong teas:

About Oolong Tea: The oolongs are a first cousin once removed from the black teas. Oolong tea is partially oxidized to lie somewhere between black and green. While the look is more along the lines of black teas, the taste is closer to the green teas but with a touch more oomph and a rounded mouthfeel. Oolongs are commonly produced in the Fujian province of China and on the island of Taiwan, formerly called Formosa, from which one of the more famous oolong teas is named.

 
 

White Teas - The closest to pure.

white teas:

About White Tea: While white teas are "less processed" than greens, they are usually somewhat more oxidized. Mild oxidation occurs during the "wilting" stage, when white tea is air-dried after it is first picked. White tea is then baked and dried further, and it may be very lightly rolled, but little is done to change what was picked from the plant. One way to tell that white tea is slightly oxidized is that white teas don't usually need to be steeped as carefully as greens. Steeping white tea with boiling water or for longer time periods can still produce good results.

 
 

formosa oolong

formosa oolong
oolong tea
One of the world’s most sought after and revered cups, this premier plucking of special grade, mountain grown tea is prized for its large leaves, inviting liquor, roasted aroma and assertive peach finish. Suitable for multiple infusions.
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  • Formosa Oolong
    48 pyramid infusers
    S$140.30
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    S$124.90
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    Steeping Guidelines
    Steep for 2-4 minutes, 195°F
    For loose leaf iced tea, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
    Ingredients
    oolong tea
    Caffeine Level
    Moderate
    Certifications
    Kosher Certified

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    From the island of Taiwan, once known as Formosa
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    Formosa is another name for the island of Taiwan. Ihla Formosa means "beautiful island" in Portuguese.
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    Studies done on the health benefits of oolong teas are not as numerous and can be more confusing than those done on black, green or white teas. The nature of oolong teas, being so diverse, makes grouping them for study quite difficult.

    Our Formosa Oolong is oxidized roughly halfway to black and therefore shares the health benefits of both green and black teas. Our Silk Oolong is only about one-eighth oxidized so the health benefits would more approximate those of a green tea.