Taiwan is to Oolongs what Argentina is to Yerba Mate. They’re synonymous with one another. It’s just that simple. This Dong Ding Oolong from Naivetea meets or exceeds expectations.
|Blend Name||Dong Ding Oolong|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Price per Package||$28.00|
|Quantity||~ 2.0 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
This teas’ loose leaves are tightly balled dark green leaves with a few stems in. The aroma is lightly roasted with dark rich tones I can’t place. Something intangible perhaps.
One brewed the leaves produce a light amber-caramel liquor. The steeped aroma more savory than the dry aroma if that can be believed. The roasty nuttiness of this brew has some weight to it, almost meaty.
With a smooth feel and overtones of roasted vegetables and a honeyed edge you’re drawn to savor this tea’s product. Once past the initial palate sensation I noted more vegetal nuance with each sip.
While not astringent or puckery this tea has a long vegetal tails which grows lighter with each steeping. You can expect a good three or four steeps from this tea before any notable flavor degradation kicks in. I used a good seven or eight steeps before I was essentially drinking water.
I recommend this Oolong to all Oolong fans and to fans of milk teas and other teas with meaty vegetal palate profiles.