Dong Ding Jade Oolong is one of the best-known and finest Taiwanese teas. Imported to Taiwan during the 19th century, it is grown in the mountains of Nantou county at an average altitude of 800 metres, where the temperature rarely rises above 20°C. Its leaves are a lovely deep green colour (hence the name “Jade”), and are carefully plucked and rolled by hand. They produce a very thick, smooth liquor with floral qualities as well as delicious sweet vanilla, butter and caramel notes. A typical Dong Ding and very approachable, it will delight oolong fans.
Tea colour: Oolong semi-oxidised (intermediate fermentation).
Dry leaves :
Appearance: leaves rolled evenly into balls.
Colours: a lovely green colour.
Scents: very fragrant, very floral (jasmine, frangipani, tiare), butter, milk, vanilla, caramel, and a fresh lingering vegetal note. Very sweet.
Brewed leaves :
Scents: very floral (jasmine, frangipani, wisteria), combined with very sweet notes of butter, milk(warm milk), caramel, coconut milk, vanilla and fruit (jam).
Colours: a clear, gleaming golden yellow liquor.
Texture: smooth and creamy in the mouth, thick.
Flavours: a touch of sweetness and acidity.
Aromas: the pronounced floral notes (white flowers, jasmine, tiare, frangipani) are accompanied byvery rich, sweet notes: butter, milk, vanilla, buttery caramel, continuing with fresh, lively vegetalhints, aniseed and fruit (fresh fruit).
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a rich, sweet tea, typical of Dong Ding type teas. Veryapproachable thanks to its smoothness and lovely aromas.