Teapot makes a difference
First time I brewed the Dong Ding I thought it was too heavy and smoky. But I brewed the tea again this morning and in the evening after dinner. The only difference I made was switching the teapot I brewed it in and the difference was enormous. All of the smoky/roasted flavor I had the first time was smoothed away and I could finally taste the sweet, honey flavor and strong aroma that the tea actually possesses. I actually began liking the tea and can see drinking it more regularly! It's not like the Da Yu Ling or Long Feng Xia, or, the more delicate Dong Dings I've have, but, it's not bad. This confirmed what I always say that the clay makes a big difference.
Da Yu Ling
Le Da Yu Ling est un thé réellement exceptionnel qui m'a procuré un plaisir intense à la dégustation. Sa richesse de goût est incroyable.
great stuff- i lived in chang hua from 1994-2000 and spent a lot of time drinking oolong. we are especially enjoying the Da Yu Ling, Shi Zuo, Long Feng Xia, GABA, and 4 season teas. i haven't even tried all of the samples yet but having a tasting get together this weekend with some tea enthusiasts who will surely be impressed.
will make another order after my friends get hooked.
have tasted them (nearly) all
I have been drinking the tea you sent me, and i have found again the nice taste of before. Just had a problem with one, which gave me a strong after kind of acidity (shan li xi).
hua gang, wu ling are my preferred along with zhong xu hu and long feng xia and dong ding.
four season i like it less than before and the gaba also give me some after taste of acidity (or i don t know what it is).
for the price, i like the riu feng jin xuan and zhu shan jin xuan with its milk refreshing taste.
I fell in love with Taiwanese oolongs on a trip there a couple years ago and your offerings are the only teas that have matched the quality of the tea that I was getting shipped from friends who went to their local tea shop and tasted before buying.
Thank you for your quality teas - I am enjoying a cup of the four seasons right now and just placed a new order yesterday. The spring teas are always so lush and vibrant, I look forward to them every year and I now have a place to find them!