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Nantou County, Taiwan
Spring Harvest 2013

Dong Ding Oolong

£0.95

Nantou County, Taiwan
Spring Harvest 2013

Dong Ding Oolong

£0.95

Handmade and grown on the slopes of Dong Ding Mountain in Nantou County, where the bushes are protected from the strongest of the afternoon sun with a veil of cooling mountain mist. There are few better teas for allowing you to imagine and taste the land, or as the French say terroir, in which the tea was grown.

This year's springtime harvest has been slightly less roasted than last years so is perhaps a touch brighter and fruitier initially though, over multiple infusions, I believe these leaves actually perform better producing a greater depth of flavour for longer yet remaining classically Dong Ding in style. 

This is a very high quality tea so once again I'd recommend that after you've finished making hot tea you infuse the leaves one final time, leaving overnight, and when you awake you'll discover a wonderfully refreshing - and naturally sweet - iced tea.

 


  • Ripe sweet soft stone fruits, hints of cream and lightly toasted caramelised nuts.
  • Bursting with flavours this tea opens with hints of fresh baking and lightly toasted nuts before filling the mouth with delicate notes of ripe soft stone fruits - think mango & peaches with a twist of sweet lemon - all covered with hints of cream.

    James

  • Longer & Less - for a typical European style of brewing we recommend: 

    1tsp (3g) of loose leaf tea per person into a pot of freshly boiled water. Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 1 minute each round. 

    Can be infused 3 or 4 times this way. 

    Shorter & More - for a more traditional Asian (Gong Fu) style of brewing we recommend: 

    1tbsp (7g) of loose leaf tea with around 150ml of freshly boiled water. Infuse for around 30 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 10-15 seconds each round. 

    Can be infused 5 or 6 times this way.