Family Heritage Dong Ding Oolong Tea, Lot 835

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Baked Bread, Butterscotch, Citrus, Fruity, Osmanthus
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This is my second time trying this tea and it’s pretty much how I remember it from before. Greener than a typical dong ding with such a subtle roast that you might think you’re drinking a green...” Read full tasting note
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We continue in our tradition of offering custom baked lots of our popular Classic Dong Ding Oolong. This particular offering is comprised of tea produced this Spring 2018 according to our specification in partnership with a long-term grower/collaborator of our family. The baking was performed in-house in late September 2018 after a full year of controlled mellowing. This tea has become a signature tea of our family and it is with pride that TTC is offering it at a very popular price. A quick rinsing of the leaves will wake the wonderful roasted aromas which are both inquisitive and familiar with distinct caramel sweetness. A first infusion will reveal a deep nut brown liqueur which signals that we are in the presence of a deeper level of baking. The taster might at first be surprised by the slightly dry attack but he will soon after be rewarded with a nice complex bitter-sweet, nutty, not too spicy, feeling that lingers long after swallowing. Lot 835 is further graced by a very good batch from a very good Spring 2018 tea season. The liqueur has a good body and a nice thickness and is full of flavour. If you have a passion for dark chocolates, this is the equivalent to what your taste buds experience in liquid form. A more manly comparison would be to refer to the feeling of dipping your lips in a pint of draught Guinness (from the Dublin brewery, of course) for the creamy bitterness and molasses-like sweetness.

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This is my second time trying this tea and it’s pretty much how I remember it from before. Greener than a typical dong ding with such a subtle roast that you might think you’re drinking a green oolong. The baked bread and caramel popcorn aromas are the only clue that this is a roasted tea. It’s fruity with light mineral and butterscotch undertones. Notes of apricot, osmanthus, and tangerine when steeped at cooler temperatures. Higher temperatures will bring out slightly more toastiness. Very refined and delicate with a smooth texture. Doesn’t become bitter no matter how long it steeps. I left it steeping for a few hours in my tea thermos yesterday and it still tasted great.

Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Butterscotch, Citrus, Fruity, Osmanthus

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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