Leaf: full leaf, ball-rolled oolong
Liquor: clear amber
Aromatics: stonefruit, apricot, toasty, soft
Palate: toasty, roasty, biscuity, stone fruit, a comforting ‘rainy afternoon’ tea.
Dong Ding is one of Taiwan’s signature oolongs.
Why the funny name? Legend has it that in the rainy weather tea farmers had to cling to the slippery paths in order to pick tea leaves on the hilltop. This is how the mountain got its name ‘Dong Ding’ (frozen tiptoes). This Taiwanese classic is produced by a dedicated tea producing family in Nantou who are responsible farmers and consistently present us with excellent quality teas.
Origin: Lugu Village, Nantou, Taiwan
Quantity: 4g per 200ml of water (1 tsp per cup)
Steeping time: 2 – 3 minutes
*This is a full leaf tea so is best steeped freely in a pot or cup, or a well sized infuser basket (not a ball infuser). The leaves can be infused multiple times.