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Jade Oolong

 
Last Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 

About Jade Oolong

Green, Tightly Rolled Tea Leaves
Jade Oolong
from Adagio Teas
Jade oolong usually refers to Dong Ding (Chinese 冻顶 or 凍頂) or Tung Ting, a greener style of oolong tea originating in Nantou, Taiwan. It is more oxidized than pouchong tea but less than amber oolong. The name "Dong Ding" means "frozen summit"; the tea is named after Dong Ding mountain in Nantou.

Jade oolong leaves tend to be light green in color, and the brewed tea is clear, aromatic, and naturally sweet. Jade oolong tends to be among one of the most expensive teas. It has a distinctive aroma and although teas marketed as jade oolongs are widely variable in quality, they tend to be recognizable as the style. Its aroma could be described as similar to pouchong but less vegetal.

The term "jade oolong" is also sometimes used to refer to green Tie Guan Yin.

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The can calls this "green tea", but it's clearly a jade oolong. It's much better quality than Starway's other oolong teas. It's mediocre compared to other Taiwanese high mountain oolongs, but they're usually much more expensive than this.

The dry tea smells fresh, mellow and pleasant. There's no hint of a roast. The...

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71 / 100
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Jinxuan (o) from De Theefabriek

Style: Jade Oolong – Region: Thailand
Oct. 17th, 2017

I'm still struggling with tightly-rolled green oolongs, but when I do get this one right, it tastes amazing. It's extremely smooth and slightly sweetish. It has just a hint of something that reminds me of green tea. It's silky soft and a bit sweet when I get it right, but sour if I do it wrong (for example, if I use to...

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95 / 100
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Tung Ting Oolong from Foojoy

Style: Jade Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
Jul. 10th, 2017

The scent of this is subtle, but the flavor is really wonderful. It's a lot like gardenias with hints of fruitiness and it sticks around in the mouth for a while. It's a very pleasing flavor and the floral aspect of it is deeper and more grounded than some of the lighter flowery flavors out there that can feel like the...

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58 / 100
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I bought this tea before and remember it as lovely and flowery, but when I bought more of it later, it just... wasn't so great.
It looks nice with the tightly rolled balls of leaves. It's got a kind of metallic taste that I find a bit unpleasant. That could be the jasmine-like taste that the product description mentio...

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93 / 100
Picture of Dong Ding Oolong traditional medium roast

Well perhaps on the website this may be considered a mid-grade tea, but I was really impressed by it. I now know what a quality oolong is supposed to taste and smell like. It's rich both in aroma and flavor, and lasts very well through multiple infusions. Infact, I experimented on the third and fourth infusions: It was...

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Dong Ding Oolong

Brand:Tradition
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
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Formosa Jade Oolong

Brand:Het Gouden Randje
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Tung Ting Oolong

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
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Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Dong Ding Oolong Competition Grade III 2009

Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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Dong Ding Oolong

Brand:Tradition
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
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