Our Dong Ding is full-bodied with nutty and toasty notes and a sweet aroma reminiscent of roasted cereal grains. This tea produces a creamy and rich mouthfeel with a lovely caramel and brown sugar finish.
This year we have selected a high baked option in finishing our Dong Ding which has created a well-balanced and luscious infusion.
Dong Ding is a classic Taiwanese oolong. It is named after Dong Ding “Frozen Summit” Mountain in the Nantau region.
Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou county, Taiwan
Flavour profile: Full-bodied | Nutty | Caramel
Processing highlights: Our Dong Ding is 20% oxidised and subjected to a high bake to finish the tea. Processing Dong Ding oolong is time-consuming with many distinct steps. It involves plucking, sun drying, fluffing, fixing and rolling in canvas to form the semi-ball shape (repeated many times).
Harvest: 2018 Spring
Cultivar: Si Chi Chun (Four Season Spring)
Tea Master: Mr Chen
Our Dong Ding is full-bodied and complex. The nutty and toasty characteristics are prominent before the floral and woody notes come through. The finish is long and sweet reminiscent of caramel and brown sugar.
Dong Ding is exceptionally versatile producing a rich and luscious infusion perfect served alone in the afternoon or following the main meal. This tea will pair well with spicy foods, pastries, stone-fruit desserts, butter biscuits and Beaufort cheese.
Try this tea with a baked pear tart or salmon and vegetable rice balls.
Leaf appearance: Canvas wrapped ball style
Aroma: Toasted cereal grain aroma with floral and woody notes
Liquor colour: Straw-like hue