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Dong Ding Oolong Tea (凍頂)

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Dong Ding, also spelled Tung-ting, is a premium oolong tea from Taiwan.

The name Dong Ding means "Frozen Summit", which is the name of the mountain in Taiwan on which the original tea plants are planted.

This tea is from the Lugu region of Nantou County in central Taiwan (Dong Ding Mountain, Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan). Tea grows on the height 800-2000 m.

Dong Ding is one of the most famous Taiwanese oolong tea. Its history begins in 1860's, when the original tea trees were brought from China's Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Climate of Nantou county gives unique opportunity to grow highest quality tea. Dong Ding is low-oxidized but high roasted tea with helps to keep twice more vitamins and minerals.

Leaves: leaves are green in the center and reddish in the edge and very thick. They are rolled in perfect balls.


Dong Ding oolong tea has a distinctive honey taste and aroma with roasted notes. Tea is a lightly colored and has a unique lingering sweet aftertaste.


Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 3 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Boiling temperature – 90-95°C (195-205°F).

You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times.

The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.

Additional information

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.

You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.

Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.

Erica Paley 07/02/2024
I have tried many different varieties of Taiwanese and Chinese Oolong tea, and this one is my favorite for a classic Oolong. I used to live in Taiwan during high school and college, so I'm familiar with the differences between Oolong tea from Taiwan as opposed to Mainland China. This variety exemplifies what I love about Taiwanese Oolong tea. It has very subtle floral notes which are quite pleasant. It's light and delicious. I shared it with my fifty-something year old father, and he loved it. It's all he drinks now.
Steven Murphy 23/05/2021
Not a real fan of this one on the first steep. I have the Alpine version. Has a very "nutty" flavor and aroma. Sort of smells like peanut butter or tahini. I am a real Oolong novice but this is like nothing I have tried so far in the line of Oolong. It's not offensive and maybe it will grow on me but was quite taken back on the first sip.
Rosa 10/12/2020
Very good and rich in flavour and taste tea. Like it very much. Tried both flat and alpine and for sure alpine is more higher level. Thank you, will come aganin with order and will try Premium Dong Ding to understand the difference.

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