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Dong Ding

Tung Ting

Oolong Tea from Taiwan
$16.95

Our Dong Ding is smooth with delicate toast and stone fruit notes and a lovely lingering sweetness that is reminiscent of honey and vanilla.

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Our Dong Ding is smooth with delicate toast and stone fruit notes and a lovely lingering sweetness that is reminiscent of honey and vanilla. This refreshing tea produces a luscious mouth feel that is rich and velvety.

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: Fresh | Floral | Nut

Processing highlights: Our Dong Ding is 20% oxidised and subjected to a medium 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: 2017 Spring

Cultivar: Si Chi Chun (Four Season Spring)

Tea Master: Mr Chen

Nantou is located in the geographic centre of Taiwan and is the only county that is land-locked. The tea terraces of Ming Jian experience favourable weather conditions and rich red soil that is well suited to growing tea.

Elevation: 400m

Dong Ding is a smooth and refreshing blend of stone fruit, particularly peach, toast, honey and floral flavours. This tea is well-rounded and leaves a soft and creamy feeling on the palate.

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: An aromatic floral bouquet with notes of summer stone fruit and toast.

Liquor colour: Straw-like hue

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 3g / 180mL 100˚C First brew: 3 mins, Second brew: 1 ½ mins, Third long steep for chilled tea 3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 150mL 100˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 5+
Cold brew 9g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1