Old man's Dong Ding

Oolong tea, Taiwan
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These days, there are a lot of lighter oolongs from Taiwan. Lighter oolongs are easier to brew, make and process. But as any older Taiwanese tea lover can tell you.. They dont have alot of depth. This tea is processed in the traditional way of old. With more roast en more oxidation than recent oolongs. This makes this tea have character and will satiate the grumpy old tea lover in all of us. Like they used to make it!

Brewing tips:

Because the leaves are rolled into little balls. it is lovely to put a couple of them in a bowl and watch them unfurl. But this tea really loves to be brewed gong fu.

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Brewing styles
Grandpa styleNo
Leaves in a bowlNo
Gong fuYes
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Mark | 2/11/2024 11:14 AM
good tea
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Anna Stefanie | 1/27/2024 3:18 PM
Geweldige smaak
Ik had absoluut niet verwacht dat de theeblaadjes van zo'n goede kwaliteit zouden zijn!
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Guest | 4/4/2020 12:34 PM
Beautiful dong ding with plenty of depth.
Beautiful leafs with a mineral and roasted scent. Pleasant and cooling mouthfeel. Slightly astringent when pushed in later steeps, but doesn't get bitter. Not as heavily roasted as some dong ding I've had, but plenty of depth. First few steeps mineral and a bit chalky, with some mild sweetness (burnt caramel?). Later steeps (4+) are smoother, with some nuttiness. Roast slowly fades after steep 5. I used 95°C water and started at 20 seconds, increasing time based on taste. 4.5 gram for 90 ml gave me 9 steeps and it could've been pushed a bit more.
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