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Dong Ding Oolong Tea - The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company Ltd

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

  • £15.95


Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Our Dong Ding Oolong (or Tung Ting) tea comes directly from the growers in Lugu, Taiwan.

A translation of Dong Ding is "Frozen Summit" or "Icy Peak", and is the name of the mountain in Taiwan where the tea is cultivated.

Dong Ding is typically composed of 3-4 leaves, sometimes including a bud, picked by hand. Afterwards, the tea undergoes a withering process, either outside, indoors, or a combination of both. The leaves are then tossed and bruised on large bamboo baskets, which begins the oxidation process. Final rolling is undertaken, either by hand or by machine. A final firing sets the oxidation typically somewhere between 15%-30% oxidation, sometimes over charcoal, giving the tea a toasty, woody flavor.