Old Man Dong Ding Oolong Tea - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
Among Taiwanese oolong teas, none ages better or more famously than Dong Ding; and it will age without heat or humidity (a dry climate is best). In recent times many oolongs including Dong Ding are less oxidized, closer to green, with short cuts taken in the processing steps to produce more volume. Don't get us wrong, it's still a fine tea. However Old Man Dong Ding is processed the “old” harder, traditional way, a more labor intensive process, more oxidized, a little more roasted, much more deep flavor, richer, a tad nutty and fruity, darker golden liquor, complex, slight honey, almost no astringency. These semi-rolled leaves are from Lugu, Taiwan - grown at about 2450 feet. It is pricey and rare, and we only have a small amount left.
AVAILABLE AS: 1 OZ Package, 0.25 OZ (7g) Tasting Sample
Package size is 1 ounce of full leaf tea, which yields approximately 12 to 13 first cups. The quarter ounce tasting sample is available for about 3 cups.
BREWING: One teaspoon (about 3g) for every 8 oz (240ml) of 195°F (90°C) fresh water. Steep for 1-2 minute or slightly longer to desired taste. Five or more infusions are possible by increasing steep time 30 seconds to one minute each time.
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