• Reviews

    Eco-Cha Dong Ding Oolong Tea

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold Dong Ding was the Taiwanese tea poster child when I first got into serious tea drinking. It seems like it’s often forgotten about these days as Alishan and Da Yu Ling seem to be more popular. I have a soft spot for Dong Ding though because it was one of the first oolongs that I really fell in love with. This one was the first tea I grabbed from a batch of samples from +Eco-Cha Artisan Teas in my “to be reviewed” drawer. The batch I tried…


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    Zentboutique Dong Ding

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly curled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold This tea was part of the March shipment for Zenboutique’s monthly tasting club. The sample tin didn’t allow for very much of this tea to be sent I used my smallest gaiwan to prepare it. Once unfurled, the leaves were quite large and there were many complete bud sets. The taste was very different from other Dong Dings that I have experienced. Rather than being intensely floral as I expected, it was much more mellow and fruity with just a touch of spice. The mouth-feel…