Formosa Toppest Silver Tip Oolong: for a light, delicate, elegant cup.
Having a fragrant blossom-like aroma, Formosa Toppest Silver Tip Oolong is picked unusually young – so young that the buds are still a downy white. It requires many days to manufacture by hand having a beautiful, long twisted leaf. It is grown high on the fertile slopes of Mount Dung Ding, situated in the centre of Taiwan (Formosa). Light, delicate and fabulously, gently floral it has an elegance that will make this oolong a firm favourite. Use a heaped teaspoon of around 3 grams per cup and infuse for five minutes with freshly boiled water that has come off the boil. It should be drunk without milk.
“Good quality lovely tea. The tea was good quality and makes a really lovely tea the tea when brewed was a lovely and clear if made according to instructions given. I really enjoy drinking it as it has a gentle sweeter taste to it, rather than some teas being slightly bitter to taste. I’m really pleased with my purchase.”
“Toppest tea ever tastest! A rich yet mellow very drinkable and enjoyable tea that I would recommend to all.”
“A truly classy tea. Light brown in colour with a slightly nutty flavour. The experience is a smooth tea with a very pleasant flavour.”
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Formosa Toppest Silver Tip Oolong has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.