Guiyuan Roasted Dong Ding

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Roasted, Caramel, Honey, Sweet, Toasty, Baked Bread, Chocolate, Coconut, Molasses
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 503 oz / 14875 ml

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  • “And now we’re watching the Superbowl, because…well, because I’m at Tony’s house & that’s what we do. It’s not Baseball, but I usually enjoy the commercials. :) I’ve been working my way...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I suspect that this is a very fine tea, just not a type I am particularly fond of. It is roasty and very sweet, but kind of weak, in a way. I think I would appreciate it more if it was a bit more...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! Sadly. I really like this one. It’s just roasty enough to be comforting but there’s also an intense sweetness to it that I’m amazed is natural. I would definitely buy more but four ounces...” Read full tasting note
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A deep roasted oolong from Nantou, Taiwan. Rich aromatics of coffee, brown sugar, concord grapes and toasted coconut. Our Guìyuán Dong Ding is a classic style produced using the traditional method of hand roasting over charcoal. Exposure to high heat gently changes the leaf sugar composition leading to a naturally sweet liquor.

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This tea smells like other roasted oolongs I’ve had before – seaweed, burnt wood, tree bark. I’m not crazy about roasted oolongs, but the tasting notes sounded promising for this one.

Sipping… this one is pretty bland for me. I hate to write this because I am finishing the cup, but it’s mostly a roasted, rather vegetal flavor that I’m tasting. It’s not so toasty that it has a smoky or burnt flavor, thankfully. The finish reminds me of salt water. The salt actually lingers on the tongue long after you’ve finished the sip. Curious. I wish that this were more eventful for me although I’m happy to have tried it.

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The aroma from this tea is a combination of toasted bread, coconut, and molasses. I am worried that it will be overly sweet in flavor, but it is quite pleasing to smell. As the tea has cooled, a new aroma of cacao has appeared leveling out the initial sweetness. The first flavor that I am detecting is more of the cacao and chocolate. The sweetness from the aroma is non-existent in the flavor of this tea, and given the roasted notes present it drinks more like a coffee. However, there is a slight sour finishing flavor to this tea. I would say it is similar to red grape skins. Given the rare perfect spring day we are having today this is a perfect after lunch drink.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Coconut, Molasses

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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105 tasting notes

Brown sugar and toasted coconut notes come through in this very nicely, with a subtle fruitiness that doesn’t overpower. This is surprisingly sweet. Loved it.

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This tea might be good for converted coffee drinkers, but is definitely not my kind of tea. It tastes and smells like a rather lightly brewed sweetened coffee. There is a little lingering fruit in the finish, but other than that, I’m only tasting coffee.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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This is a really nice oolong. Just my style. It has a roasted, nut flavor with hints of coffee. I really enjoyed this selection from my steepster select box!

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This tea has a bright oolong taste with the toasted notes underneath it rounding it out and giving it more depth than your traditional oolong. I’m always a big fan of toasted teas, including Genmaicha and this is an excellent addition to my collection.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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19 tasting notes

I loved this tea. It was sweet and roasted like a brown sugar almond cookie with none of the “tininess” that I find most oolongs to have.

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Not my favorite, way better than the karigane though. I like the other oolong that came in Select better.

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Had it this morning and boy it was great! Heavy on the flavor.

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Definitely a different Oolong taste I’ve ever tried. With roasted coffee taste aroma, strong enough but not too dark.

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