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payman's special taste

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created by: Payman Pahlavan
A smooth, well-rounded elixir blend of tea with special silky flowery taste and an excellent aroma.

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Payman's Special Taste
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by Payman Pahlavan
Payman's Special Taste
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by Payman Pahlavan

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blended with oolong tea, black tea, natural almond flavor, natural vanilla flavor, natural hazelnut flavor

teas: hazelnut, almond oolong, vanilla oolong

steep at 212° for 3 mins
The name Formosa meaning beautifully curved in portugese was the name given by the explorers to the Taiwanese island. They were amazed by the beauty of the island and the tea produced there. Formosa Oolong tea gets its special silky flowery taste by a particular and sharp temperature drop just before harvesting. So tasty that it doesn’t need any milk. The first tea was introduced to Taiwan in the eighteenth century from China. The climate and the soil made produced a particularly rich variery of tea. The cultivation and production has since evolved in its own merit. Later in the nineteenth century the tea was comercialised in the west and finally branded “Formosa Oolong”, Formosa Dongding.
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