Tea: Dong Ding Oolong Tea

An Oolong Tea from Eco-Cha

Picture of Dong Ding Oolong Tea
Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:4 View All
Product page:Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Review of Dong Ding Oolong Tea

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10 of 104 of 54 of 590 of 100
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This tea just smells so freaking good. It is potent and tends to brew up strong, very roasty, so I recommend going easy on the leaf and/or the steeping time.

The cup is rich and dark cup, and the aroma is very complex, especially if sipping it gradually. Smells like roasted vegetables with a hint of the spent gunpowder smell from fireworks. Flavor is rather sour. I've tended to find most of the Eco-Cha teas to be more sour than my tastes, and this one is the most sour...in this one, the sourness plus the roast is slightly reminiscent of coffee. But with this tea, the pleasant qualities make it worth tolerating the sourness.

In the finish, there's a faint minty note, imparting a bit of a cooling quality in the midst of an otherwise warm, hearty tea.

I found this tea most pleasant if slowly sipping. It's smooth tasting, but something about it doesn't sit well in my stomach if I drink it too fast. I had no trouble with it though when drinking slowly, and felt good when drinking it this way.

The second infusion was very similar to the first, and the leaves were still full of flavor.

Easily brews a third cup, and the third cup is. I suspect you probably could brew a fourth cup, because the leaf still smelled pleasant, but I did not try.

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