Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Tonight I tried the Dong Ding Oolong Tea that I brought home from Australia.

T2, Tea, Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde, Australia, Oolong TeaI bought the tea at T2 in the Macquarie Shopping Centre. I really like this store, especially the colorful wall of tea. They have a very wide range of teas and I was able to get samples of several of them to try during my stay.

T2 has some stores in the United States mostly on the East Coast, but they may be opening a store in Sacramento later this year.

Saturday Tea, Tea Towl, T2, Dong Ding OolongThe Dong Ding Oolong is from their high end line of teas and came in a special tin. Actually the tin was one of the reasons that I bought the tea 🙂

Dong Ding Oolong, Rolled tea leaves, Oolong, Taiwan TeaDong Ding Oolong tea comes from Taiwan and is named for the mountain where it is grown. It is also known as Frozen Summit or Icy Peak.

Above you see the rolled leaves that are typical of Oolong tea.

Tea, Steeping, Dong Ding Oolong, InfuserHere you can see that the tea leaves have unrolled as they steep. The final stage of preparing Dong Ding is a firing to set the oxidation level. In this case it gives it a nice toasty flavor.

Golden Tea Color, Oolong Tea, Dong Ding Oolong, Icy PeakThe tea has a nice golden color and a nice aroma. The tea has a nice mouth feel and is a bit sweet. There is no need to add sweeteners to this tea. The finish is smooth with no sharp or bitter edge. There is a bit of an aftertaste, but it is a pleasant one.

T2 does not list the oxidation level, but Dong Ding is typically between 15-30%. I believe that theirs is on the higher end of the range. I do not have enough experience to make an estimate 🙂

In any case, this is a very nice tea and I really enjoyed it tonight. It was a nice after dinner treat.

Steven

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One Response to Dong Ding Oolong Tea

  1. teasbyjay says:

    Sounds really tasty, I’ll have to check them out I think I’m near one of their locations

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