Dongding oolong is one of Taiwan’s–and definitely one of our–favourite oolongs.
It takes great skill to process oolong tea, and the people of Dongding Mountain have practised this art for several generations. The result is a lightly oxidised tea with a natural sweetness.
A cold-brew Dongding also makes a delicious refreshment on a hot day.
Read about the health benefits of oolong tea here.
Brewing & Enjoying Dongding Oolong
Brew up to three times, each time at around 90 degrees Celsius. Try 4 grams per 200 ml of water. It all comes down to what strength you prefer.
The first brew can be 60 to 90 seconds. This allows the leaves to unfurl and provide optimum flavour.
The second and third brews of Dongding oolong may be shorter–try 45 and 60 seconds.
We suggest using filtered water for Dongding oolong. Yixing clay pots are traditionally used to brew oolong, as point 7 of this post explains.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description