Dong Ding Oolong

If you are truly a tea drinker, then you must try Taiwan's most famous tea, Dong Ding oolong tea, for at least once. Dong Ding is a place in Taiwan's Nantou region, so all oolong harvested from that region are called Dong Ding Oolong or Tung Ting Oolong.

When Dong Ding oolong became popular in the 1970s and 1980s, more and more tea growers from nearby regions started to mass produce tea of similar taste as Dong Ding oolong and they also called their tea products Dong Ding oolong. Consequently, the term Dong Ding oolong not longer confines to a tea of a designated area but rather to a specific tea flavor.

Contrary to popular belief, Dong Ding is not a high-mountain tea because Dong Ding Mountain is only about 400-800 meters in elevation. Dong Ding oolong is usually baked into heavy flavors and therefore, the resulting tea liquor is reddish-orange in color and the aroma is nutty and strong. If you prefer a lighter fare, then go for the medium baked Dong Ding oolong that yields a golden color liquor and fresh aroma.

  The ideal water temperature is 90-95°C. Brew this tea with a clay teapot and savor with aroma cup to fully experience the fragrant nature of the tea.

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