The Emperor of All under Heaven once asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
– Tell me, what happened to the seed of the tea tree from the famous Wuyi Mountain that we sent to Taiwan almost two hundred years ago?
– It did very well, your majesty. It was planted in the dense forest, on the frozen summit of Dong Ding Mountain, 1000 meters above sea level. There it acquired its unmistakable fruity, honey, and caramel-like taste. When you drink this tea, you’ll feel like you are eating a cookie.
One exceptional Taiwanese tea is Dong Ding Oolong. The tea plant (Qing Xin) is believed to be originally brought from the Anxi Mountain of Fujian Province, China, and was replanted on Dong Ding Mountain in Taiwan.
Dong Ding means "Frozen Summit". The tea trees are planted at an altitude of 1000 meters, making it high mountain tea. The tea garden gets plenty of sunshine in the mornings but is completely covered by fog in the afternoons. High altitude, dense forest, and good soil create favorable growing conditions for the tea trees. All of the above factors result in the strong, easily recognizable oolong tea taste and the sweet aftertaste of a typical Dong Ding Oolong Tea.
- Place of Origin: Dongding, Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
- Harvest Date: May 2021
- Dry Leaf: Tightly rolled semi-ball shape
- Aroma: Roasted, oatmeal cookie aroma
- Taste: Sweet, roasted taste with fruity notes. Slight caramel and honey finish.
- Tea Bush: C.sinensis cv.Qingxin (Chin Shin Oolong)
210℉ / 99℃
6g per 500ml 3-4min
6g per 110ml 10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion