Traditional Dong Ding (2009 Winter)

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Oolong Tea
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175 °F / 79 °C

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  • “Happy Friday the 13th everyone! :) Sudden urge for Dong Ding today. Since I usually have bad luck brewing this tea I decided to give it a shot today, but just for fun, with bowl brewing method...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I received a free sample of this tea when I ordered the Dong Ding special roast. I was very pleased with the quality of this tea. It has the lovely sweet floral taste that I remembered from my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A perfect example of a traditional Taiwanese Dong Ding oolong. Lightly roasted for a great aroma and malty taste, but still retaining the lovely fruit and floral aftertastes that make green Dong...” Read full tasting note
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    spittingoutteeth 22 tasting notes

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This Dong Ding Traditional compared to our past traditional style Dong Dings is not as roasted. It is fruity and grainy. The tea liquid is smooth, sweet and has a beautiful gold color. This Dong Ding will at least give you 8 infusions in a Gongfu tea session.

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Happy Friday the 13th everyone! :)

Sudden urge for Dong Ding today. Since I usually have bad luck brewing this tea I decided to give it a shot today, but just for fun, with bowl brewing method (http://floatingleavestea.blogspot.com/2010/01/2009-winter-dong-ding.html).

I have to say it’s much more yummy to me! And in the course of my feeble attempts at tea descriptions on this site, I’ve come to realize that for me this means a tea is ‘grainy’ or ‘malty’. With this tea, usually with gaiwan or yixing brewing there was always that roasted floral note that (though probably the winning characteristic of dong ding, for many) was not to my taste. Now, brewing just a scant teaspoon of the leaves in my small cereal bowl, with a lowerish temperature of water (175 to 180), at around a minute and a half (so I guess these are more Western parameters), there was less of the smokiness and dizzying floral. Usually I push the brewing time to get a stronger cup (is how I thought I liked it) but today I erred on the weaker side and though at first I thought it was bland, (but with good mouthfeel, grippy but not too astringent) the hui tian is now pleasing me to no end.

So quite happy with this experiment, and I think I’ll brew my remaining stock of Dong Ding this way. Hope you had a lucky tea day today as well.

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175 °F / 79 °C

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I received a free sample of this tea when I ordered the Dong Ding special roast. I was very pleased with the quality of this tea. It has the lovely sweet floral taste that I remembered from my first tasting of good “Tong Ting Jade”, now discontinued by Tevana.

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Yay for free samples!

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A perfect example of a traditional Taiwanese Dong Ding oolong. Lightly roasted for a great aroma and malty taste, but still retaining the lovely fruit and floral aftertastes that make green Dong Dings so special. Can easily stand up to 5+ gong fu style infusions; an exceptional tea.

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