Reviews

Teavivre Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding

Country of Origin: Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: gold

This high mountain Taiwanese oolong was mellow and sweet with a strong floral aroma. Citrus and vegetal notes in the mid-palate kept it light and refreshing. Although unroasted, it was not nearly as green as I was expecting. I did about six consecutive infusions and probably could have squeezed out a few more. The leaves unfurled to be quite large and they were fun to play with as I am often prone to do. The picking standard was very consistent as they were almost all groupings of one bud and two or three leaves. As always, I love the amount of information that +TeaVivre provides about their tea. They list everything from where it is grown and how it is processed to detailed profiles of the tea farmer. Seeing a picture of +Angel Chen with the farmer only builds on that element of trust.

Qing Xiang Dong Ding sample provided by Teavivre.

{
“@context” : “http://schema.org”,
“@type” : “Review”,
“name” : “Teavivre Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding”,
“author” : {
“@type” : “Person”,
“name” : “Nicole Martin”
},
“datePublished” : “January 21st, 2014”,
“image” : “http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bduu1pcrHSs/UscsHlyl5zI/AAAAAAAAHEM/r3AzaZpDjeA/s1600/qingxiang_dongding_oolong131014.jpg”,
“itemReviewed” : “Teavivre Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding”,
“reviewBody” : “This high mountain Taiwanese oolong was mellow and sweet with a strong floral aroma. Citrus and vegetal notes in the mid-palate kept it light and refreshing. Although unroasted, it was not nearly as green as I was expecting. I did about six consecutive infusions and probably could have squeezed out a few more. The leaves unfurled to be quite large and they were fun to play with as I am often prone to do. The picking standard was very consistent as they were almost all groupings of one bud and two or three leaves. As always, I love the amount of information that +TeaVivre provides about their tea. They list everything from where it is grown and how it is processed to detailed profiles of the tea farmer. Seeing a picture of +Angel Chen with the farmer only builds on that element of trust.”,
“url” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/2014/01/teavivre-superfine-taiwan-qing-xiang.html” : {
“@type” : “Organization”,
“name” : “Tea for Me Please”
}
}

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.