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Old Master Dong Ding Oolong

Old Master Dong Ding Oolong

Regular price $5.00

Old Master Dong Ding Oolong(2021)

** 2021 Winter pick is fresh in stock! 

In 2019 we expanded the 'Old Master' series with this beautiful tea and it has quickly become a classic. This year's tea is another beautiful variation on the theme of past years. Produced by an 81-year-old tea master from the main village of Dong Ding, this complex tea gives rich creamy sweetness, sweet/sour fruit, roasted caramel and more as the leaves unfold. And it will only get better with age.

We currently have on offer both limited productions of this beautiful tea, the Spring and Winter picks. The spring pick, much more suitable for stronger roasting, is a gorgeous mix of warm roast, complex fruit and caramel. The winter pick, with its thicker leaves and cold weather processing, is more suited for a lighter roast, which creates a flavor profile of a warm but soft roasted upfront, with an amazing lingering sweet/floral aftertaste. It is easy to tell that both are made by master hands.

This tea is one of the signature teas of Mountain Stream Teas. It is worth a try even if you don't like roasted teas. In fact, it is worth a try especially if you don't like roasted teas!

Elevation: 800m

Status: Conventional Tested Safe

Cultivar: Qin Xin Oolong

Season: April and November, 2021

Oxidization: 40%, Middle Roast

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, electric roasted, very small batch

Region: Dong Ding, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps. Very suited to western style brewing!



Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Ruth Gore

I love Dong Ding and usually fly through a bag quickly, making big pots to drink with family. This one was prepared gong fu.
It has everything my former Dong Ding had and so much more. The roasty goodness has many additional layers of flavor that make it shine above any other I have tried. Bravo!

Adrian Halter
Perfect lightly roasted daily drinker

This one really should be kept a secret. Great price quality relationship if you like them lightly roasted at a price where you can just have a never ending series of steeps, a few cuppa or the pot for the family on a lazy Sunday afternoon - no regrets

I shall be very sad if this one ever drops off the list…

Joe Kralovich

One of the best oolongs I've ever had! Fantastic introduction to the world of dong ding!!

Rob H.
A Very Well-Balanced and Satisfying Oolong

One of the better dark oolongs I've had; I enjoyed it very much. My cap is off the the gent or lady who has brought this tea into the world to be enjoyed, I hope, by many.

Henry Guss
My favourite tea

Roasted and sweet. Enough flavour to re-steep a few times. I keep coming back for more.