Tonight I tried the Dong Ding Oolong Tea that I brought home from Australia.
I 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.
Above you see the rolled leaves that are typical of Oolong tea.
The 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.