Tung Ting, Spring 2014

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Creamy, Earth, Gardenias, Orchid, Smooth, Straw, Thick
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by Erik Dabel
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 14 g 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “More new tea! I’ve had a few different Tung Tings from Red Blossom, so I was excited to get a new one in the mail. New to me, of course. Tung Ting means “frozen summit”, which refers to it being a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This straw-colored brew has an intensely floral aroma with assertive honeysuckle notes and an underlying boxwood musk. The liquor is lightly sweet with a jarring alkaline finish—not soapy...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

A descendent of oolong varieties from the Anxi Fujian, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. Our Tung Ting is lightly oxidized, with brilliant whole green leaves. A blend of Winter and Spring leaves, picked at 750 meters above sea level.

Natural floral aroma with hints of fresh orchids and gardenia in a pale green to light gold, crisp and smooth liquor.

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More new tea!

I’ve had a few different Tung Tings from Red Blossom, so I was excited to get a new one in the mail. New to me, of course.

Tung Ting means “frozen summit”, which refers to it being a high mountain grown plant from Taiwan. This one picked in the Winter of 2014 and lightly oxidized.

I used 14 grams of leaves, rinsed, in my 32 ounce Bodum Assam teapot. 200 degree water steeped for 2:00.

From this I get a light but thick straw colored liquor, yellowish and clear. The aroma is buttery smooth and creamy, with hints of straw and earth. This Oolong is more towards the green tea scale of green vs back.

Now for the taste.

I’ve had several Tung Tings from Red Blossom in the past, so I know that I will be a fan of it before I even opened the package. The first sip is no disappointment.

Super buttery smooth, super rich and creamy. The green tea-ish hints of straw and butter are there, but have a thicker, richer presence than a green tea would give. There is definitely also a hint of flowers, Red Blossom says Orchids and Garnenias. Yeah, I agree. Although I’m not the greatest at the name-that-flower-from-its-scent game, I do notice the orchid, absolutely.

This is an incredible tea. The richness, the buttery smoothness, the somehow thick and creamy straw and earth taste…

Damn.

-E

Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Gardenias, Orchid, Smooth, Straw, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 14 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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This straw-colored brew has an intensely floral aroma with assertive honeysuckle notes and an underlying boxwood musk. The liquor is lightly sweet with a jarring alkaline finish—not soapy enough to be disagreeable but leaving me wishing it were less so.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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