28g Loose-leaf Tea - Traditional Dong Ding
28g Loose-leaf Tea - Traditional Dong Ding
28g Loose-leaf Tea - Traditional Dong Ding
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28g Loose-leaf Tea - Traditional Dong Ding

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Look longingly out the window and sip mindfully as you enjoy this comforting tea with notes of toasty barley and sesame. The world is crazy but at least the tea is good!

Dong Ding, translated means Frozen Summit. It is the name of the mountain where this classic tea is grown. Oolong from this mountain can be processed in several different ways, but this particular one has been made in the traditional style: tried-and-true medium oxidation with just the right amount of roasting.

  • Origin:  Dong Ding, Nantou, Taiwan
  • Traditional Tea Name:  凍頂烏龍茶
  • Cultivar: Soft Stem (Ruan Zhi Zhong 軟枝)
  • Farmer: Su Family
  • Other Growing Info: unsprayed
  • Oxidation Level: medium
  • Harvest: mature leaves picked in April 2020
  • Roast Date: September 2020
  • Shaping: ball/pearl
  • Maximum Brew Temperature:  212° F, 100° C
  • Liquor Color: bright whiskey color
  • Quantity: 28g (1 ounce), about 5 portions
  • Re-steeps: approximately 5-6

Knowledge drop! Roasted oolongs are usually roasted a few months after the tea is initially finished. It is the tea-maker's finishing touch, similar to the artistry that a roaster adds to coffee, sending it off into the world with a *chef's kiss*

This tea is easy brewin'. Steep it any way you like: gaiwan, large teapot, small teapot, or straight in the cup! After the initial steeps, try cold steeping the leaves overnight for some delicious cold-brew iced tea!e source this tea from Ms. Shiuwen who runs Floating Leaves Tea, a fabulous and captivating lady with a unique take on tea! She sources directly from talented farmers in Taiwan every season. Find out more about dong ding oolong in her podcast:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-vv2pp-c217b6