Tea Selection: Dong Ding Oolong
Name: Eco-Cha Teas
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
Co-founder Andy Kincart has lived mostly in Taiwan since 1989. In 1993, his appreciation for the locally grown tea that he had already developed led him to the home of Tony and Lisa Lin in the Dong Ding Mountain tea growing region. Since then, it has been an ongoing exploration of the world of tea, which has provided a fulfillment that is unique to this island. Tony and Lisa Lin are among Taiwan’s primary proponents of tea culture, and Andy has watched their efforts flourish over the last 20 years as a close friend and supporter.
Since 1997, Andy has been sharing this passion for tea as a private exporter of quality Oolong Tea. Now, after decades of an ever-deepening appreciation for this cultural treasure – he is endeavoring to be more progressive through his involvement with Eco-Cha.
When a company goes out of it’s way to send a presentation to you it says a lot about the company, I loved the packaging design by Ec0 Cha.
Its adorable packaging just welcomes you to their amazing Single-sourced Taiwan teas. As you read the reviews realize it’s one of the first single sourced teas I’ve reviewed and I’ve loved the experience and so will you. Take my reviews and realize Single sourced teas are incredibly vibrant and their tastes take you back to the area they are harvested, each individual and each one incredibly amazing.
Read more about Eco-Cha Teas on their website: Eco-Cha Teas.
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Dong Ding Oolong
COSTS: $6.00 / 20 grams
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From Eco Cha: This batch of tea comes from Yonglong Village, just above Dong Ding Mountain. Yonglong is known for its rich soil, which differs from other locales in Lu Gu Township. The unique flavor of the Dong Ding Oolong produced here is attributed to this soil quality, along with the fact this region is home to the most concentrated population of skilled oolong tea artisans in Taiwan. A father and son team who inherited their family tradition as artisans of Dong Ding Oolong manages this farm. Their tea has been awarded first prize in the world’s largest Oolong tea competition, and they consistently achieve top awards in their local competition of traditionally made Dong Ding Oolong.
Prior to brew: if there is a scent prior it is ever so faint.
Brewed: This tea has a pale yellow liquor
Scent: Wood and mossy scent.
Flavor: This tea has a variety of flavor to it, mixing nutty, woodsy and a slight aroma of cocoa.
Sentiments: These teas are an incredible experience, you are tasting fresh tea nothing added, nothing taken away. With every cup you can taste and feel the land where the tea was grown, it’s individual and unique to ever season.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.
Till next sip…