1990’s Dark Roasted Competition Grade Aged Dong Ding Oolong – awarded in 2013

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cannabis, Cookie, Cranberry, Dark Bittersweet, Decayed Wood, Earth, Fireplace, Hazelnut, Mineral, Prune, Umami, White Grapes, Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Last one of the aged dong ding series. Here, I like the aroma more than the taste. It is a comforting tea with an interesting finish and aftertaste. Its mouthfeel is mineral and a little numbing,...” Read full tasting note
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Origin: Dong Ding area, Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan.
Harvest/vintage: estimated mid 1990’s
Tea cultivar unknown, probably Qing Xin

Dry stored, dark roasted aged Dong Ding oolong awarded in 2013 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.

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.

The clean storage of tea and 8 years of additional storage in the jar after competition made the tea which will stay in your memory long time after you taste it.

(batch/jar number 166) 1990’s Competition Grade Dark Roasted Aged Dong Ding Oolong – awarded in 2013 (prize: fine/excellent prize)

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Last one of the aged dong ding series. Here, I like the aroma more than the taste. It is a comforting tea with an interesting finish and aftertaste. Its mouthfeel is mineral and a little numbing, but not that remarkable in the end.

The smell of dry leaves in a preheated gaiwan is just so deep and dark. I love it! Main notes are those of prunes, soil and gingerbread. Wet leaves have an even more beatiful aroma overall. There are hints of white grapes, roots, brownies, decaying wood, cranberries, and cannabis.

The taste is very woody with flavours of hazelnuts, roasted garlic as well as some of the spicier ripened cheeses. It can actually get reasonably bitter and the finish is a little sour too. It transitions into a biting and warming aftertaste with a fireplace character and a lasting spiciness in the throat.

Flavors: Cannabis, Cookie, Cranberry, Dark Bittersweet, Decayed Wood, Earth, Fireplace, Hazelnut, Mineral, Prune, Umami, White Grapes, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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