Dong Ding

$10.40
Origin:
Taiwan

Dong Ding is a delectable medium-roasted oolong. A high-elevation handpicked Taiwanese oolong, this Dong Ding from Lugu, Nantou County takes your taste buds on a flavor journey, with notes that linger on the palate long after taking a sip. The aroma of the lightly oxidized brewed leaf is nicely toasty, and once you taste the brew, you'll experience sweetness akin to honey, melon, and peaches along with a finish of cinnamon and even a slight note of asparagus.

Ingredients

Hand-plucked, high-elevation, lightly oxidized, medium-roasted Taiwanese oolong.


Brewing Iced Tea

8 oz Cup

  1. Scoop a heaping teaspoon of tea into infuser.
  2. Heat water to 200° F (just before boiling).
  3. Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
  4. Steep tea for 3-4 minutes (depending on taste preference).
  5. Remove infuser and enjoy tea. Can be steeped multiple times.

Gong-Fu

Fill the pot 1/5 full of dry leaf, add 200° F water and allow to stand for 60 seconds before decanting and drinking. The second brew should steep for 20 seconds, the third for 45 seconds, the fourth for 1 minute 20 seconds, and the fifth for 2 minutes 20 seconds, etc. Please note that, as flavor particulates sink, decanting into a pouring pitcher and from there to cups seems to work best. Alternatively, cups can be partially filled, then topped off in reverse order, so flavor in each cup will be approximately the same.

Potful

Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 200° F water and let it steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy. Can be steeped multiple times.

Brewing Iced Tea

Our opinion is that, as with our other supreme quality loose teas, we do not recommend serving over ice.