Dong Ding Oolong

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Oolong, Oolong Tea
Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Orchid, Sweet, Vegetal
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From Due East Tea Company

Farmers emigrating from Fujian province brought the first tea plants to Taiwan 150 years ago. The mountain climate proved to be especially ideal for tea cultivation, and this popular oolong is named after the mountain on which it’s grown, Dong Ding (frozen summit).

Oxidized between 15% and 30% with a very smooth body and floral notes, Dong Ding oolong could be said to be comparable to Tieguanyin. Best enjoyed using traditional gongfu cha brewing techniques. What we’re doing:

1 heaping teaspoon (about 3 grams) of Dong Ding per 6-8 oz serving
Heat fresh water to 180º-190ºF
Steep 1-4 minutes
Multiple infusions
What we’re tasting:

Floral – Orchid, lily
Sweet – Clover honey

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1705 tasting notes

Warning: the next few notes are primarily oolong based.

This was the next sample, and the notes were keen. Orchid and lily were prominent, although this tea was light in the first steeps gong fu using these three grams in 5 oz. I was going to use less water, but used the standard 15 sec rinse, and 30 second beginning with 15 increments. Clover and honey became more prominent in steep four, and the tea became sweeter. Clover flower is a little bit more apt. After long 4 minute brews in the eighth brew, some fruity notes popped through like fruit loops in cereal, shifting my evaluation from regular to above average.

So I can safely recommend this one for its subtlety, but it is a little bit expensive for the varietal. It’s worth a try for those who are curious about the company.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Orchid, Sweet, Vegetal

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