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Butter, Vanilla, Bread, Floral, Fruity, Freshly Cut Grass, Wood
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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Intermediate fermentation: 30-40%. This tea which grows on the eponymous mountain, means “Icy peak”. It is considered by tea lovers to be one of Taiwan’s best. The leaf, which is pearly and moderately fermented, gives the liqueur a particular yellow-orange colour that is unique in the world of tea. Its scent is both silky and lively, its taste recalls the flowery side of the little fermented Wu Long (oolong) teas and also that of the fruitier, woodier Fancy teas. An exceptional crop.
Low oxidation.
Delicious with white chocolate!

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This tea was full of orchid aroma and sweet floral taste with a subtle vegetable note. There was no astringency and the aftertaste lingered long after each sip. One of the things I love about Dong Ding is that it is a marathon tea. I did five consecutive infusions and probably could have gone for more if bladder had been capable of holding that much tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

think i’d like to try this one!

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Dong Ding … My first encounter with Dong Ding dates back to some years. I was very surprised when this friend arranged these tiny cups on the trail and poured that almost translucent water with this finest scent. From this experience I could only remember that sensation like drinking a piece of fine bakery, that wonderful feeling in the mouth, so flowery. I also remember how he was making fun of the name, trying to pronounce it with the right accent. Tung Tiing … So that stayed like a fantasy in my mind and I never tasted Dong Ding again.
Until two days ago, now that I am myself getting interested into teas and looking to explore all of them. My expectations had been high, once again, and I got deceived at first sip, once again.
But now, i know, it takes some cups to get acquainted with any tea. And after second steeping, it was all there. That feeling of light bakery in the mouth, the soft but inviting taste of fresh flower… It has become my number one tea in my cupboard, taking over LongJing. I also love how these tiny balls unfold to become these big nice leaves.
So I can just sit back, close my eyes and imagine that “frozen peak”. When I get there, I know I have found the perfect tea … for now …

200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Good ok oolong i think, this was the 1st one i ever tried.
Good notes of vanilla, butter for me.

Flavors: Butter, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Muestra que me dieron en Nantes.

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A light colour, i prefer to brew this a little bit shorter than the recommended time (about 1 minute). Fresh floral aroma and taste. Very clean, with a long lasting finish. Lasts for at least five steepings, have done up to 7 with a high tea-water ratio and good results. First steeping has a nice aroma of fresh yeasted bakery.
One of my favourite oolongs!

Flavors: Bread, Floral, Fruity

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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The aroma is sweet, floral and slightly nutty. These notes translate to the flavor although I taste more nutty flavors than I smell nuttiness in the fragrance, and fewer floral notes than the aroma.

A strong honey note, hints of flower, sweet creamy notes that morph into a nuttier flavor as I continue to sip. Very smooth from start to finish. No astringency, no bitterness. Just a pleasure to sip.

Later infusions were not quite as creamy as the first one was at the start, but the nutty flavors continued to develop as did the floral notes – I can taste orchid by the third cup. And creamed corn! Interesting!

A really lovely Oolong. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/08/dong-ding-oolong-tea-from-palais-des-thes/

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Was lucky enough to discover this tea while studying Oolong at the Ecole du Thé (Tea School) in Paris. Dong Ding Tea is therefore kind of special to me. This tea is at the same time subtile and strong. I really love it and I wrote a review on it on my tea blog: http://www.monarmoireathe.com/2014/06/le-charme-discret-du-oolong-the-dong-ding-palais-des-thes.html

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Vanilla, Wood

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