Oolong tea lovers consider it one of Taiwan's best.
Oolong tea with intermediate oxidation (30-40%). Naturally low in caffeine.
The tea is named Ding Dong ("Icy Peak" in Taiwanese) after the mountain that overshadowed the village of Lu Gu and its lake. It is the principal example of tea rolled into large, very dense pearls.
The pearl-shaped leaf is semi-oxidized, giving the liquor a unique yellow-orange color.
Its scent is both silky and intense, and its taste combines the flowery aspects of the less oxidized oolong teas with the fruitier, woodier Fancy teas. This exceptional harvest should be enjoyed according to the rules of Gong Fu Cha.
Appearance: a tightly-rolled leaf the size of a garden pea.
Colors: intense green
Aromas: floral, herbaceous and buttery, on a vanilla background.
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Color: the unfolded leaf appears resistant and though – the sign of a certain maturity.
Aromas: reproduces the scent of the dry leaf, with a very ample, sweet, milky note.
Color: pale yellow
Texture: like a very light oil, very rounded.
Flavors: a touch of bitterness
Aromas: floral notes very different from those of the Bao Zhong teas, plus sweetness, then opulence; generally set off very well by the very rich, buttery, and vanilla background.
Tea and food pairings:
Discover the beautiful pairing of Dong Ding with foie gras. For desserts lovers, it also pairs very well with cakes such as pound cakes, almond and/or vanilla flavored cakes.
Delicious with white chocolate!
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.