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Unroasted Traditional Dong Ding Oolong
Unroasted Traditional Dong Ding Oolong

Unroasted Traditional Dong Ding Oolong

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Unroasted Traditional Dong Ding Oolong

Ever wonder what a Dong Ding Oolong tastes like before the roasting process? Well this tea is your chance to know! Floral, fruity and smooth it is an example of the locally grown tea before it gets expertly roasted into the more familiar tastes of Dong Ding Oolong fame. This tea is from the same winter harvest as the Heavy Roast and Mid-Roast Traditional Dong Ding Oolongs. Can you taste the similarities?

Interestingly, it is a solid tea but it does not have the 'wow' factor of many other high mountain growing regions. This is one of the reasons why roasting became so popular in the Dong Ding region. The roasting adds the unique and memorable flavor that has made this style of tea famous the world over! 

The Dong Ding area is steeped in tradition and has rather rigid agricultural practices. We have looked for years for an agrochemical-free grown authentic Dong Ding Oolong but haven't found one. Yet. This tea is conventionally grown and we have chosen to include it here for its authenticity. For more information, see here. 

Other teas from this garden: Charcoal Mid-Roast Traditional Dong Ding Oolong, Traditional Dong Ding OolongCharcoal Heavy Roast Traditional Dong Ding Oolong

Elevation: 900m

Status: Conventional

Cultivar: Qin Xin Oolong

Season: Winter, 2020

Oxidization: 30%, unroasted

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, 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!

 

 

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Western brewing style for this one

The floral flavors were much more intense and complex when the Western brewing style was used.

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K.
Pleasant, lightly floral and herbal

This was a pleasant tea. Not as complex as the roasted ones, and that might well be your goal. There are floral motes and lighter wild herbal ones.