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.
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