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Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea boasts a distinctive appearance with tightly rolled, vibrant dark green leaves that resemble lustrous pearls. Upon brewing, it reveals a bright golden-yellow tea soup, rich and inviting. The flavor profile is bold and assertive, with a smooth, velvety texture that caresses the palate. The tung ting oolong tea‘s complex taste evolves with each sip, offering a harmonious blend of nutty richness and delicate floral undertones, followed by a lingering sweetness. The resilient leaves unfurl gracefully, providing a consistent and satisfying experience even after multiple infusions, showcasing the tea’s exceptional quality and enduring appeal

Discover the exquisite craftsmanship behind our Dong Ding Oolong Tea, sourced from the pristine high-altitude tea gardens of Nantou County, Taiwan. This exceptional dong ding oolong tea undergoes a meticulous process, beginning with the careful selection of six pounds of fresh leaves to produce just one pound of finished tea. Each batch of our tung ting oolong tea is skillfully crafted using traditional hand-rolled methods and undergoes a rigorous three-stage roasting process. This ensures the removal of any impurities, resulting in a tea with a remarkable 75% loss rate. The slow, low-temperature charcoal roasting over 72 hours preserves the tea’s natural essence and elevates its robust, nutty aroma, accentuated by a subtle plum finish.

What Is Tung Ting Oolong Tea?

Dong Ding Oolong Tea or tung ting oolong tea, sourced from the renowned Dong Ding Mountain in Taiwan’s Nantou County, gets its name from the Chinese words for “Frozen Summit.” This name captures the essence of the high-altitude environment where the tea is cultivated, typically at elevations above 1000 meters. The cooler temperatures and unique soil conditions of Dong Ding Mountain significantly influence the tea’s distinctive qualities. The resulting tung ting oolong tea is known for its robust and refreshing character, which reflects the crisp, invigorating nature of its mountainous origin. The combination of high altitude and meticulous cultivation practices ensures that Dong Ding Oolong Tea stands out for its exceptional flavor and aroma.

The history of Dong Ding Oolong Tea dates back to the mid-19th century when tea plants were first brought to Taiwan from the Wuyi Mountains in China. Dong Ding Mountain’s unique climate and fertile soil quickly established it as an ideal location for tea cultivation. Local tea artisans, over generations, refined their techniques to develop a unique processing style that set Dong Ding Oolong apart. This tung ting oolong tea gained international acclaim for its distinctive flavor and high quality, becoming a symbol of Taiwanese tea culture. Today, Dong Ding Oolong Tea is celebrated worldwide, reflecting the rich heritage and craftsmanship of its origins, maintaining its status as a premier Taiwan oolong tea.

The processing of Dong Ding Oolong Tea involves meticulous craftsmanship, starting with the careful selection of high-altitude tea leaves. These leaves are handpicked and initially withered under the sun to reduce moisture content. They are then rolled into small, tight balls to preserve their shape and essence. The tung ting oolong undergoes a traditional three-stage roasting process over 72 hours using low-temperature, intermittent charcoal roasting. This method enhances the tea’s natural flavors and aromas while removing impurities. The rigorous process, which includes a high loss rate, ensures that only the finest quality leaves are used, resulting in a tea with a rich, nutty aroma, smooth texture, and exceptional flavor.

Features of Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea

  • Ingredients: Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea is made from premium tea leaves handpicked from high-altitude tea gardens in Nantou County, Taiwan, ensuring only the finest quality leaves are used.
  • Origin: This exceptional tea is grown on the renowned Dong Ding Mountain, located at an elevation of over 1000 meters, where the unique climate and soil conditions contribute to its distinctive flavor profile.
  • Appearance: The  tung ting oolong tea features tightly rolled, dark green leaves with a lustrous sheen, resembling small pearls. Upon brewing, the leaves unfurl to reveal a vibrant and uniform green hue.
  • Aroma: The tung ting oolong tea exudes a rich, nutty fragrance with a hint of roasted chestnuts, complemented by subtle floral notes and a delicate plum finish, providing an inviting and complex olfactory experience.
  • Flavor: Dong Ding Oolong Tea offers a bold and assertive taste with a smooth, velvety texture. The flavor profile includes a harmonious blend of nutty richness and delicate floral undertones, followed by a lingering sweet aftertaste.
  • Quality: Crafted using traditional hand-rolling and charcoal roasting techniques, this tung ting oolong undergoes a meticulous three-stage roasting process that preserves its natural essence while removing impurities. The high loss rate of 75% during processing ensures only the finest quality tea is produced.
  • Tea Soup: The brewed tung ting oolong tea  presents a bright golden-yellow color, clear and inviting. Its smooth, velvety texture caresses the palate, delivering a refined and satisfying experience.
  • Leaf Quality: The resilient leaves remain intact and unfurl gracefully during brewing, providing a consistent and high-quality experience even after multiple infusions.
  • Brewing Performance: This dong ding oolong tea is known for its exceptional ability to withstand multiple infusions without losing its flavor, making it a long-lasting and enjoyable choice for tea connoisseurs

What Does Dong Ding Oolong Tea Taste Like?

When you first sip this dong ding oolong tea, you are greeted by a bold, assertive flavor that immediately engages your palate. The initial taste is rich and nutty, reminiscent of roasted chestnuts, which gives way to subtle floral undertones that add a layer of complexity to the flavor profile. As you continue to enjoy the tung ting oolong tea, you’ll notice a smooth, velvety texture that caresses your tongue, creating a luxurious mouthfeel. This smoothness is a hallmark of Dong Ding Oolong, achieved through its meticulous processing and traditional charcoal roasting techniques. The tea’s natural sweetness emerges as you savor each sip, leaving a pleasant and lingering aftertaste that encourages you to take another.

One of the standout features of Dong Ding Oolong Tea is its distinctive aroma. As you bring the cup to your lips, you’ll inhale a fragrant blend of nutty and floral notes, accompanied by a delicate hint of plum. This inviting aroma enhances the overall drinking experience, making each sip not only a taste sensation but also an aromatic delight. The tung ting oolong tea’s flavor evolves with each infusion, offering new dimensions and depths. With subsequent brews, the robust nutty taste mellows slightly, allowing the floral and fruity nuances to become more pronounced. This dynamic flavor progression of tung ting oolong keeps the experience fresh and exciting, ensuring that you discover something new with every cup.

Dong Ding Oolong Tea is also known for its exceptional brewing performance. The resilient leaves unfurl gracefully and maintain their integrity, delivering consistent flavor and quality even after multiple infusions. This makes it a highly economical choice for tea lovers, providing a rich, full-bodied experience that can be enjoyed over several cups.

How to Determine the Quality of Tung Ting Oolong Tea?

For customers who are new to Dong Ding Oolong tea, here are four tips you can follow to get good-quality tung ting oolong tea:

  • Appearance of the Leaves: High-quality Dong Ding Oolong Tea leaves are tightly rolled into small, uniform balls, exhibiting a dark green, almost jade-like hue. The tung ting oolong tea leaves should appear glossy and vibrant, indicating freshness and proper processing. Look for leaves that are intact and free from stems or broken pieces, as these are signs of meticulous hand-rolling. The tight, compact shape helps preserve the tea’s natural flavors and aromas, ensuring a rich and satisfying brew. Uniformity in size and luster of the leaves are key indicators of superior quality, reflecting the craftsmanship involved in its production. When inspecting the leaves, a consistent and well-rounded appearance suggests that the tea has been carefully curated, adhering to traditional processing methods that enhance its visual appeal and brewing performance.
  • Aroma Profile: As for good tung ting oolong tea, when you open the package, you should be greeted by a rich, nutty fragrance with floral undertones and a hint of plum. High-quality tea will have a complex and inviting aroma that promises a delightful tasting experience. The scent should be strong yet refined, with no off-putting or stale notes. A fresh, vibrant aroma indicates that the tea has been properly processed and stored, preserving its essential oils and natural fragrance. This aromatic richness not only enhances the drinking experience but also serves as a testament to the meticulous care taken during the tea’s production, ensuring that its inherent qualities are fully preserved from leaf to cup.
  • Flavor and Taste: The taste of Dong Ding Oolong Tea should be rich, smooth, and complex, with a bold nutty flavor complemented by subtle floral and fruity notes. High-quality tung ting oolong tea will have a velvety texture that coats the palate, providing a luxurious mouthfeel. The flavor should evolve with each sip, offering a balanced blend of sweetness and slight astringency, followed by a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. Consistent flavor across multiple infusions is also a hallmark of premium quality, showcasing the tea’s ability to maintain its character and depth over time. A truly exceptional Dong Ding Oolong will reveal layers of taste, with each infusion bringing out new dimensions of its intricate profile. This dynamic flavor experience underscores the tung ting oolong tea’s superior quality and the traditional processing techniques that have been refined over generations to produce such a refined and satisfying tea.
  • Quality of the Brewed Leaves: High-quality tung ting oolong tea leaves will unfurl beautifully, revealing their full shape and vibrant green color with reddish edges. The dong ding tea leaves should feel tender and elastic to the touch, indicating they are fresh and well-preserved. The consistency in leaf size and shape, along with their resilience after brewing, highlights the meticulous selection and processing techniques used. The appearance of the brewed leaves reflects the tung ting oolong tea’s overall quality, offering insight into the care and expertise involved in its production. The vibrant color and intact form of the brewed leaves suggest that the tea has been carefully processed to maintain its integrity and flavor, ensuring a superior tea-drinking experience that is both visually and sensorially pleasing

Why Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea Is So Good?

Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea is renowned for its exceptional quality and unmatched flavor, crafted with meticulous care and traditional expertise. For customers wondering where to buy dong ding oolong tea, here are five compelling reasons why Oolong Garden is your best choice:

  • Premium High-Altitude Leaves: At Oolong Garden, we source our Dong Ding Oolong Tea from the high-altitude tea gardens of Dong Ding Mountain in Taiwan. Grown at elevations above 1000 meters, these tea leaves benefit from the cooler temperatures and mineral-rich soil, which contribute to their unique flavor profile. The high-altitude conditions enhance the tung ting oolong tea’s natural sweetness and complexity, resulting in a richer, more aromatic cup. The pristine environment ensures that our tea leaves develop the robust and refreshing characteristics that Dong Ding Oolong is famous for. This elevation allows the leaves to mature slowly, absorbing more nutrients and developing a deeper, more nuanced flavor that is evident in every sip, offering a delightful tea experience.
  • Traditional Hand-Rolling Techniques: Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea is crafted using traditional hand-rolling techniques that have been perfected over generations. Each leaf is meticulously rolled into small, tight balls, preserving the tung ting oolong tea’s natural oils and flavors. This labor-intensive process ensures that the tea retains its freshness and aromatic qualities. By adhering to these time-honored methods, we maintain the integrity and superior quality of our tung ting oolong. The careful hand-rolling not only enhances the tea’s appearance but also contributes to its rich, smooth texture and complex flavor. This attention to detail and dedication to traditional methods result in a tea that delivers a truly authentic and satisfying drinking experience, honoring the heritage of Dong Ding Oolong Tea.
  • Meticulous Charcoal Roasting: The distinct flavor of our Dong Ding Oolong Tea is achieved through a meticulous charcoal roasting process. Over 72 hours, the tung ting oolong tea leaves are roasted at low temperatures in a three-stage, intermittent method. This careful roasting enhances the tea’s nutty aroma and smooth, velvety texture while preserving its natural essence. The charcoal roasting technique brings out the deep, rich flavors that make our Dong Ding Oolong so unique. This process, combined with our expertise, ensures that each batch of tung ting oolong delivers a consistent and exceptional taste. The slow, low-temperature roasting allows the leaves to develop a balanced flavor profile, highlighting the tea’s natural sweetness and complexity, resulting in a cup that is both rich and harmonious.
  • Rigorous Quality Control: At Oolong Garden, we implement rigorous quality control measures to ensure that only the finest Dong Ding Oolong Tea reaches our customers. Each batch undergoes multiple stages of screening to remove any impurities, damaged leaves, or stems, ensuring that the final product is of the highest quality. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees a superior tea that is free from defects and consistently delivers a premium experience. Our commitment to quality control ensures that every cup of Dong Ding Oolong Tea you enjoy is of unparalleled quality. By maintaining high standards and thorough inspections, we uphold the integrity of our tung ting oolong tea, allowing you to savor a beverage that exemplifies excellence in every aspect.
  • Exceptional Brewing Performance: Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea is renowned for its exceptional brewing performance. The carefully selected and processed tung ting tea leaves unfurl beautifully during brewing, releasing their full flavor and aroma. This tea is known for its ability to withstand multiple infusions without losing its rich, complex taste. Each brew reveals new dimensions of flavor, making it a highly economical and enjoyable choice for tea lovers. The consistency and resilience of our tung ting oolong tea leaves ensure that you get the most out of every cup, providing a delightful and enduring tea-drinking experience. Whether you prefer a light infusion or a stronger brew, our Dong Ding Oolong adapts seamlessly, offering a versatile and satisfying experience every time.
Grade

First Grade, Premium Grade

Roasting Level

Heavily Roasted, Lightly Medium Roasted, Medium Roasted

Weight

150g/5.3oz, 300g/10.6oz

Origin

Taiwan

Brand

Oolong Garden

Caffeinated

Low Caffeine

Feature

Fair Trade, Gluten-free, Kosher, Low-calorie, Sugar-free, Vegan

Flavor

Classic

Health Benefits

Antioxidant, Detoxing, Digestive, Energy, Hydrating, Slimming

Preparation

Hot & Iced

Sweetness

Unsweetened

Forms & Package

Loose Leaf, Ready Serve

Tea Type

Oolong Tea

Fermentation Level

Lightly Fermented

Harvest Region

Taiwan

Variety

Original

How to Brew Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Brewing Dong Ding Oolong Tea to perfection requires attention to detail and the right techniques to bring out its unique flavors and aromas. Whether you prefer hot or cold brews, here’s how to enjoy the best cup of Dong Ding Oolong Tea.

Hot Brew Tung Ting Oolong Tea

  1. Measure the Tea: Use 6-8 grams of Dong Ding Oolong Tea leaves for every 200 ml of water. The higher leaf-to-water ratio helps bring out the rich flavors.
  2. Heat the Water: Boil fresh, filtered water and let it cool to about 90°C (194°F). Using water that is too hot can scorch the leaves, while cooler water won’t extract the full flavor.
  3. Rinse the Leaves: Quickly rinse the tea leaves with hot water to awaken their aroma and remove any impurities.
  4. Steep: Pour the 90°C water over the rinsed leaves and steep for 1-2 minutes for the first infusion. Adjust the steeping time to your taste preference; longer steeping will yield a stronger flavor.
  5. Re-steep: Tung Ting Oolong Tea can be re-steeped multiple times. Gradually increase the steeping time by 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion. Enjoy the evolving flavors with each brew.

Cold Brew Tung Ting Oolong Tea

  1. Measure the Tea: Use 10 grams of Dong Ding Oolong Tea leaves for every 1 liter of cold water. The higher leaf-to-water ratio is essential for extracting the tea’s full flavor in cold water.
  2. Rinse the Leaves: Briefly rinse the tung ting oolong tea leaves with cold water to remove any dust or impurities.
  3. Combine and Chill: Place the rinsed leaves in a glass jar or pitcher and add the cold water. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. The slow extraction process will bring out the tea’s subtle flavors without bitterness.
  4. Strain and Serve: After the steeping time, strain the tea leaves and pour the cold brew into a serving pitcher. Serve over ice for a refreshing and invigorating drink.
  5. Adjust to Taste: For a stronger flavor, let the tung ting tea steep longer in the refrigerator. You can also add a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for an added touch of freshness.

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