1988-1995 Competition Grade Aged Dong Ding Oolong – awarded in 2015

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Almond, Apricot, Black Pepper, Cake, Cardamom, Coffee, Dried Fruit, Forest Floor, Jam, Leather, Lime, Nuts, Peat, Spices, Stonefruit, Sweet, Vegetables, Wood, Yeast
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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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Origin: Dong Ding area, Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan.
Harvest/vintage: estimated 1988-1995
Tea cultivar unknown, probably Qing Xin

Something unique this time.

Dry stored aged Dong Ding oolong awarded in 2015 Lugu Lao Cha Dong Ding Competition held by Lugu Dong Ding Tea Production Union.

To participate in competition the tea should be aged for at least 20 years.

This medium/gently roasted oolong was sourced by my friend before 2015. He found it in the old taiwanese shop when the owners were selling out their teas because of retiring and closing the business.

The tea was so good already so he decided to participate in old tea competition in Lugu.

It won fine/excellent grade prize that we can call 4th rank in competition.

After the competition all awarded teas are packed and sealed in official ceramic jars – with numbers, seals and information about the tea.

We sourced 10 jars in total but we want to keep one-two for ourselves

The clean storage of tea and 5 years of additional storage in the jar after competition made the tea which will stay in your memory long time after you taste it.

Taste/aroma profile: wood, incense (oud/agarwood), dry leather, forest honey, roasted vegetables, nuts, dry moss and wild herbs.

It’s really like a mixture of rich, exclusive incense like perfumes with experience of walk into the dark mountain forest.

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Another aged dong ding, I don’t like it quite as much as the “Silver Medal” one. The overall impression I get from them is not that different at all, but this one here doesn’t stand quite out as much I think. The qi is warming and a somewhat defocusing, and maybe not as comforting. The tea also doesn’t last very long and its light and bubbly mouthfeel is ultimately not that engaging.

It smells of incense and apricot jam initially. After the rinse, I get a lovely and deep aromas of stonefruits, cake, baked tomatoes, peat, and spices (black pepper, cardamom).

The taste is sweet and woody with notes of leather, yeast as well as various spices, nuts and a sort of nigella seed bitterness. The aftertaste is very cooling and foresty with hints of dried limes (limoo amani) and almonds.

Flavors: Almond, Apricot, Black Pepper, Cake, Cardamom, Coffee, Dried Fruit, Forest Floor, Jam, Leather, Lime, Nuts, Peat, Spices, Stonefruit, Sweet, Vegetables, Wood, Yeast

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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