While Taiwan is famous for their semi-oxidized teas, this Tung Ting is among the finest of green oolongs. Sometimes called Dong Ding (and loosely translated to “Frozen Summit”), this is a high-mountain tea from Nantou county, hand-processed from young leaves and rolled into its characteristic semiball shape.
Tung Ting has an aromatic nose, mingling the sweet fragrance of orchids with a touch of caramel. Once steeped, this tea releases an explosion of flavor in a toasty-rich liquor, rounded with notes of toasted sesame. It drinks smooth and clean, with a full, satisfying mouthfeel. And like many oolongs, Tung Ting re-steeps beautifully, thus inviting the drinking to experience a surprising depth of flavor from cup to cup!
- Pairs well with stirfry, bibimbap, pho, and contemplative afternoons.
- Steep Time: 180°-200° for 2-3 minutes
- Oolong tea