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Formosa Butterfly of Taiwan

£4.50

This leaf, with its many shades of green and brown, is only produced in the Taiwanese highlands. Stopping the fermentation process at the right moment leaves only the edges fermented, whereas the leaf centre remains green. The experienced masters who are capable of doing this, reward us with the finest qualities. The tea has a fleshier and finer processed leaf than standard Oolongs. The cup shines brass-coloured. The infusion shows the blaze of colour with the differences between intense green and browns. It has a slight black tea character with a pleasant sweetness and a mild doughy note. 30gm