Taste-wise there is a certain astringency to it but just a thin layer which covers the thickness of nuts and chocolate – and there is a lot of it!. Roasted steaming hazelnut meets hazelnut cream meets dark chocolate a hint of vanilla and cinnamon plus roasted pine nuts, walnuts and almonds steaming up through your entire scenting senses. Wow! That’s a really strong fellow – not strong when it comes to its pushing parameters but when it comes to its full taste. Within the second infusion you definitely are going to experience a herbal mineral flair too which also tingles your palatal, teeth and throat. This is for sure a Winter tea with all its warming benefits. This tea does might sound not that complex as some other ones do when it comes to a variety of nuances but within its little cosmos this Competition Dong Ding is definitely a precisely and masterfully composed Oolong with a deep nutty and chocolatey profile. If you want to compare it I would say it somehow reminds me of a fusion between a Wuyi Bai ji guan Yancha and a nicely roasted Japanese Houjicha. There is no end to this tea – after a countless infusions I stopped drinking because I noticed that my body had enough. This fellow keeps going and going

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I am a tea taster and tea-blog author from Vienna. Since my early Childhood days I was always drawn to East Asian culture especially China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It wasn’t a thing I discovered because of my parents or my environment – it was a thing that started on its own and spread its antennas into nearly every direction what Asian culture could deliver.

I felt in love with their history, movies, Tv-Shows, food, Anime, Videogames, tea culture – nearly everything. 2009 was the first time I visited Japan – it was a feeling of finally being home. Since that time I developed such a passion for tea because tea combines so many aspects I love. Taking photos, writing, Asian culture, the connection to mother nature and its history, the love for craftsmanship (Teaware etc).

Within 2013 I started my teablog called ZeroZen(https://zeroteazen.wordpress.com/) – the first couple of years I only posted content in my mother language German. But within 2016 I discovered Instagram for myself and found the perfect medium for my artistic output which is now completely and exclusive in English ^___~





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