This is the ultimate Oolong tea. Dong Ding oolong (known also as Tung Ting) from Dong Ding Mountain in Nantou, Taiwan, has a ruddy hue when infused. A traditional, baked, high-grade Dong Ding oolong, it has a sophisticated and mature taste. A roasted taste, redolent of nuts, mixed with a subtle fruitiness, almost that of plums. A sweet taste that, with a hint of bitterness often prized in good teas, transports you to a different place and season.
Dong Ding oolong tea has gained a world-wide reputation for quality among Taiwanese oolongs. It is one of Taiwan’s most famous teas internationally. The name Dong Ding comes from Taiwanese and means “Frozen Summit” because the tea pickers of old would complain that their toes were freezing when they climbed the mountain to pick the tea leaves in winter.