Dong Ding Oolong
A famous oolong of Taiwan with a sweet hint of peach.
What it is
A hand-made artisan oolong tea, medium-oxidised, rolled and roasted.
Where it’s from
Lugu village, grown on the slopes of Dong Ding (also known as Dung Ting or Frozen Summit) Mountain, Nantou County, Taiwan.
Dong Ding is considered Taiwan’s most famous oolong tea and some say, it’s finest. It is made from the Chin Xin Oolong variety of the tea bush, which thrives in the weather conditions of Dong Ding Mountain, where the sun in the morning and a shroud of mist in the afternoon are ideal for producing excellent tea. Plucking takes place in each season but we’ve selected a deliciously full-bodied first harvest tea, which reflects the flavours of summer.
Why we chose it
We were completely over-whelmed by the loveliness of this tea we couldn’t help but choose it! Oolongs have a place in our heart at Tea Horse and we’re thrilled to be able to bring you this unbelievably tasty example.
What it tastes like
The pale yellow liquid of Dong Ding has a fantastically rich, full-bodied, lingering flavour. A lightly floral aroma gives way to a buttery, honey taste with gorgeous peach notes and a hint of light roasting adding a little nutty taste. Perfect to enjoy in warmer weather.
Drink it with
A refreshing tea, we drink it on its own throughout the day. Try pairing it with creamy, vanilla flavoured foods like panna cotta or simply tropical fruits.
How to make it
This tea is pretty flexible to brew. Use two teaspoons per cup, pour over freshly boiled or slightly cooled water and brew for two minutes. Subsequent infusions will bring out more flavours; brew for an extra minute each time. Alternatively if you enjoy it stronger, brew for up to five minutes.