Tung Ting Vietnam

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Creamy, Floral, Butter, Cream, Grass, Hay, Honey, Kale, Lettuce, Mineral, Pine, Vegetal, Sweet, Green, Earth, Milk, Tart, Flowers
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 6 g 10 oz / 299 ml

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  • “Wow I also have to highly recommend this delicious oolong! I got the $1 pack from DT and steeped it for 5 minutes in my perfect mug. I haven’t had the chance to try multiple short steeps, but I did...” Read full tasting note
  • “ohhhhh man, finally a tea from DT I love! this is amazing. Well the first steep was. Bright and sweet, and complicated! just the right amount of fresh “green” and oh sooooo good. The flavour really...” Read full tasting note
  • “Shared a pot of this with my roommate tonight thanks to the DT $1 packet of tea promo. I admit that my expectations weren’t super high, but apparently I need to change my views! The dry tea of this...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m not sure what happened with this tea. At first it seemed as though the first steep had a lovely green oolong flavor which quite enjoyed, but with each successive sip I tasted an increasing...” Read full tasting note


A fitting tribute

The word “tribute” usually makes us think of cover bands and Vegas shows. But in this case, it refers to an amazing oolong tea from a small garden in Lam Dong, Vietnam, made to celebrate the Tung Ting teas of Taiwan. And unlike most cover bands, this tribute does the original justice. Each leaf is carefully hand-rolled, for a taste that is light, piney and perfectly balanced. But this tea really shines when you drink it “gung fu” style, by steeping it multiple times. Now that’s a tribute we’d like to see more of.

Ingredients: Oolong tea from Lam Dong, Vietnam.

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6770 tasting notes

Since I took a little time off from new teas a while back I have TONS that piled up OMG I’m trying to tackle them as quickly as I can but WOWZA!

Here’s a little sample I had laying around for a while now.

This oolong is tightly-rolled! It’s screaming for multiple infusions!

It leaves a pale yellow-green color in the cup!

It has a fairly-flat oolong taste with a bit of mouth-watering sweetness right at the end of the sip. I do like the end of the sip more than the beginning of the sip! The after taste hints at a mineral-rock type taste but not overly-so.

The more I sip this the more I’m liking it.


haha that will teach you to stop paying attention to your new teas :)



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1129 tasting notes

A tea in my cupboard I haven’t tried! I couldn’t decide what I was in the mood for, so I thought I’d try a new tea, and this one was sitting there just begging me to give it a shot. So yes, I did, and it is quite good.

The dry smell is very much a green oolong scent, it reminds me of the Ginseng oolong also by DavidsTea. It has a slight creaminess about it as well. I steeped the full 5 minutes with 195 degree water. The steeped smell is interesting. It’s reminding me of a tieguanyin, but with a different creaminess. Probably the closest I’ve smelled to it is Verdant’s tyg. However, there’s a rockiness in the scent as well to me. Interesting. Oh, and it brewed up quite light, for some reason I was expecting something darker, haha too many black teas lately :P

As for the taste, it is light yet full. A tieguanyin flavor with rocks. There’s a floral aspect in the aftertaste as well. Hmm, how to describe this, I haven’t described a new oolong in so long. It is good. Hahaha, that’s a terrible description, but I am enjoying this cup, and it is going down quite smoothly. It’s not quite as creamy as a Verdant oolong, but that’s ok, I wasn’t in the mood for something crazy rich. The flavor is buttery though, reminiscent of the Ginseng oolong to me as well, but minus the weird sweet aftertaste. Oh and maybe there’s a bit of pine taste in the middle of the sip. Yes, it is definitely there, it adds a freshness to the tea that is quite nice.

Overall, a nice little unflavored oolong. I am not yet sure if it will be a restock, as I am pretty slow at drinking my oolongs for some reason, but it will get drank at least! I will have to get my boyfriend to try this one, he will probably love it, as he is a big fan of unflavored teas, especially tieguanyins.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1779 tasting notes

Yum! I bought a bunch of teas today for a birthday gift at Davids and saw this in a little sampler pack for half price. I should have loaded up on them, but only bought two. Oh well.

It smells very oolongy and buttery and great. Guess what? That’s pretty much how it tastes too. It’s a nice light tea, and and the flavour just lingers after each sip.

:| Why are oolongs so difficult to describe? I like it you guys! Try it!

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I got this one in the half price sampler pack too, and now i’m really excited to try it!
Happy Birthday!


This one is quite good, I agree!

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757 tasting notes

I’d say that this is a pretty good green oolong. The leaves are tightly rolled into biggish balls and the scent is green and buttery with a little floral…I can’t really pick out which floral though. It leaves a somewhat creamy feel to the mouth like a milk oolong, but not as sweet or strong. It is a nice light tea, and were I to be out of my milk oolongs, this would fill the gap til I got more.

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I participated in a tea tasting with the staff at the Uptown (Victoria BC) store (I consider them to be my friends now, really), yesterday evening to try the three new teas they received. I can’t wait to try the other new ones when they come in too!!

Being an avid oolong fan, and having a great love of the Quangzhou Milk Oolong, I was extremely excited to see a new straight oolong! This is even more special as it is the first tea they’ve received from Vietnam!

We did both a gongfu and western style brew to taste it, each brew style bringing out slightly different notes of the flavour. The gongfu brew brought out more of the delicate floral notes (reminds me of orchid? Magnolia? It’s definitely more floral than piney), and the western style brew brought out a rich sweetness reminiscent of the Quangzhou.

I went home with 100g and will likely need to get more before the month is up!


How lucky you got to taste them with the staff there. I know some of the Johnson Street staff, but not well enough for a tasting, though I did have an impromptu tasting with them and the Quangzhou. I felt this one is a little more floral than the milk, and a little less creamy, but still quite tasty. Nice to see another oolong fan in Victoria.

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I absolutely adore the Uptown folks, and find myself there almost daily to say hi to everyone. (my entire social life as of late has been to go to the tea shop and have tea/hang out with my staff friends).


They’ve always been pleasant to me when I’m there, but I’m not at Uptown a lot, to be honest. I live in James Bay, so downtown is easier to get to.

Bear With Me

Touché. I’ve been to the Johnson Street store twice, but didn’t have a great experience with the staff there. Been to Hillside a few times and got to know one of the girls there quite well when she did a stint at Uptown. But I’ll go out of my way to go to Uptown just because I adore the folks that work there (and I have pretty severe social anxiety, but it’s nonexistent while I’m in that store, so that’s a big part of it too I think)


Hillside is pretty relaxed (more relaxed than Johnson Street). I like it there, perhaps as it was the first, and fell in love with it. I’ll have to try to make it to Uptown again. Last time was a few weeks ago.

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486 tasting notes

free sample with the purchase
its nice sweet floral buttery green oolong. pale green color. rinse, 30 sec/45 sec/1min
i dont think i would repurchase it because i prefer roasted oolongs. But i would never turn it down

Flavors: Butter, Flowers

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

Buttery oolongs are my favorite kinds. :) Might have to look at this one.

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583 tasting notes

1.5 tsp for 250mL water @90C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

I was hoping for a that high note, almost a fruitiness, but this Tung Ting tribute is more of a buttery oolong with a distsnt whiff of tart plum. And that’s fine. Sweet and steady but definitely buttery.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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250 tasting notes

I’m no great aficionado of oolong teas—having only really tried DAVIDsTEA’s Milk Oolong, Citron Oolong, and Prairie Berry—but who could resist the cute little packet of this for $1?

To my untrained taste buds the first steep of this reminds me of a less milky Quangzhou Milk Oolong, vegetal, creamy and smooth. I lost the second steep due to a maple bug flying into the water and dying (YECH), but the third steep still had much of the flavour of the first, just less intense. I’d try for a fourth, but it’s late now and I’ve had enough tea for today. Maybe next time.

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297 tasting notes

this was a sample that I got with my cyber Monday order, which actually weren’t in my order.

I’m still new to oolongs, especially unflavoured ones. let’s be real I’m new to unflavoured tea of all kinds. I took tiny sip to start & my immediate thought was, this is so yummy. my next sip it had cooled a bit because I was drinking another tea first, was ick, but then so good.

this is a really rich & buttery tea, and slightly floral. similar to cashews, something I could only have a little of at a time. I only steeped for about 3 minutes. not the suggested 5. definitely think I have to buy some of this one.

ETA: my 200th tasting note

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

Happy 200th note! :)

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