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Dong Ding is a traditional Taiwanese oolong that is mid-oxidized oolong and has a medium degree of roasting. Dong Ding, or Frozen Summit, is located in central Taiwan. The oolong has a floral, fruity and woody notes with a medium body.
Steeped in traditional gong fu style our Dong Ding starts off with light floral creaminess, spice (cloves), fruit (berries) and a mild sweetness. The floral accents get increasingly prominent in later steeps, along with the finish that gets sweeter. Longer steeps towards the end draws out a pleasant bite in the tea. Long after the tea has been had a sweetness rises in the throat - a desirable character in a high quality tea.
Gong fu style:
Use about 5-6 gm for a 150 ml gaiwan
Water Temp: 190F
Steeping time: 1 min, 30 secs, 40 secs, 50 secs, 1.5 mins
Dong Ding, Taiwan