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Taiwan Dong Ding (Tung Ting) Oolong Tea

Slightly vegetal, sweet, floral aftertaste

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Taiwan Dong Ding (Tung Ting) Oolong Tea

Slightly vegetal, sweet, floral aftertaste

Rating:
86% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Dongding, Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Season:

Autumn tea

Harvest Date:

May 9, 2018

Dry Leaf: 

Large leaves handmade rolled into tightly even ball shape,

glossy and dark green

Aroma: 

Naturally sweet, fruity aroma

Liquor: 

Golden yellow

Taste: 

Sweet and mellow taste with obvious osmanthus fragrance;

sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv.Qingxin (Chin Shin Oolong)

Tea Garden:

Dalun Shan Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

This Dong Ding Oolong is a great value for every day Oolong drinking. Also a recommendation for Taiwan Tea beginners.

The Dong Ding oolong tea selected by TeaVivre is among the best from Taiwan. This kind of tea is in high quality and experiences a sort of leadership in the Taiwanese tea market. Dong Ding oolong tea, also known as Tung Ting, is traditionally made using one bud and two or three leaves in a fermentation level of about 30%, marking it as a delicate, elegant oolong.

Dong Ding oolong tea is named as such because it is grown on Dong Ding (or Tung Ting, which means “Frozen Peak”) mountain. This tea has a well-balanced flavor, and a velvety mouthfeel that transforms into a sweet finish with lingering hints of honeydew, altogether a full-bodied and delicious, refreshing tea, great served hot or cold.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
3 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 85s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Dalun Shan Tea Garden is in Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. The tea here is planted at an altitude of 1000 meters, meaning that it is considered high mountain tea, and retains an obvious floral fragrance. In the mornings this garden experiences strong sunshine, but is often completely blanketed by fog in the afternoons. The high altitude, dense surrounding forests, and good soil all contribute to the favorable growing conditions for tea trees here, and the environment causes the leaves to accumulate abundant natural substances. This is why tea produced on Dong Ding Mountain has a very strong flavor and sweet aftertaste, which you will be able to easily recognize after tasting this tea.

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Origin

Dong Ding tea is grown along Dong Ding Mountain, which is a branch of the Phoenix Mountains in Lugu Village, Nantou County, Taiwan. Here the altitude ranges between 800 and 1600 meters above sea level, with a moist climate and soil rich in organic matter, and an average annual temperature of about 20℃.

Map of Nantou

Tea Bush

Qinxin is a kind of wild, small-leaf tea species. The plant is short with dense bunches of thick leaves, soft and elastic to the touch and deep, glossy green in color. This species mainly grows in the villages in Chiayi County of Taiwan, like Ali Village, Wenshan Village, Haishan Village, Mingjian Village, and Lugu Village.

Qingxin Oolong tea bush

History

Oolong tea was first developed in the early 1700s in Fujian, China. As a cross between non-fermented green teas and fully-fermented black teas, it combines the best of both in a single tea - and as a result quickly became popular all throughout eastern China and Taiwan. Nowadays, Anxi is the largest producing area of oolong tea, with its representative type of tia guan yin oolong tea.

In the year 1855, a man named Linfengchi took a few oolong tea trees with him from the Wuyi Mountains in China and traveled to Dong Ding, in Lugu, Taiwan. Once there he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of Dong Ding Oolong, one of Taiwan’s most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Matheson & Co. brought semi-finished oolong tea from Taiwan and spread it around the world.

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