Formosa Oolong Tea

Taiwan oolong tea is also known as Formosa oolong tea. Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to visit Taiwan; they were so impressed by the beauty they encountered they called it Isla Formosa, meaning “beautiful island”. The wulong tea grown here continues to be called Formosa oolong.

Even though it wasn’t originally discovered here, Taiwan produces some of the best wulong tea in the world. Part of the reason for this is because of their mature tea culture, but along with that they also have ideal growing conditions for growing and producing oolong tea. Continue reading

My Wulong Tea Pot

Any tea drinker acknowledges the importance of the tea pots you prefer. As you drink tea on a regular basis you recognize there are several facets of a tea pot which may make the tea drinking experience better or not quite as fine from the looks to the functionality of it.

I recognize the look and feel of my mom’s day-to-day tea pot will be ingrained in my memory for years to come. It is appealing yet durable and it is also practical, which is probably why it stuck around for so long. When I stopped to think about it I realized she has been using that tea pot on a regular basis for over twenty years, and she is still employing it. Continue reading