Dong Ding or Dung Ting? – Finding Formosa’s Finest

It wasn’t long ago that I’d never heard of oolong tea.  The word didn’t even exist in my internal dictionary, which is pretty hard to admit for someone who writes for a living and for fun, and has earned the nickname ‘word monkey’ by doing so. Now though, oolong is very much part of daily…

Bai Hao Oolong – Once bitten…

It’s with a heavy heart that I have come to the end of my oolong sampler.  Before ordering the pack of four Taiwanese oolong (or Formosa oolong) from Adagio Teas I had never even tried this type of tea before.  Now I’m hooked and already looking into ordering some more varieties to see what other…

Pouchong – Spring in a Cup

It feels like it’s nearly Spring already! I mean, apart from the fact that it’s February and the temperature has been hovering around the ‘not pleasant’ mark for the last few weeks.  It is definitely getting closer though, and it’s even light when I get home from work.  That in itself is a good enough…

Jade Oolong – Lost for Words

A while ago the phrase Jade Oolong would have been a complete mystery to me. A baffling partnership of words that could just as easily refer to a flashy piece of jewellery or a nonsensical paint colour than to tea. Now though, after tasting my first Oolong in an earlier post (right here, go on…

Formosa Oolong – A Taste of Taiwan

On a blustery Thursday night, it was great to return home after work to find my latest order of teas had arrived! I decided to use Adagio Teas again as I had done for the majority of teas in my previous posts. They offer a wide range at a good price, and most importantly, a…