Grown Without Pesticides
Winter 2023, Nantou County
Natural Honey flavor
Dong Ding Mi Xiang oolong tea is produced in the Dong Ding mountain area of Nantou county in Taiwan. Dong Ding is one of the most famous oolong tea producing regions in Taiwan. Its history stretches back to the 1860's when a Dong Ding native brought several tea plants from China back to Taiwan. Dong Ding mountain proved to have ideal climate and soil conditions for oolong tea cultivation.
The Dong Ding area was near the epicenter of the 1999 earthquake that devastated Taiwan. In the aftermath of the disaster many of the tea plantations were left unattended. When work resumed on them and the neglected oolong was picked and processed it was found to have a deliciously sweet honey flavour.
Investigation showed that the oolong tea gets its honey flavor from secretions left on it by cicadas. In order to encourage this special flavor, Dong Ding Mi Xiang oolong tea must be grown without the use of pesticides.
Dong Ding Mi Xiang is more heavily oxidized and roasted than many of our oolong teas. It brews to a dark color with a robust taste.
Sample Available: Dong Ding Mi Xiang Sample
|Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
|Dong Ding Mountain (凍頂山), Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
|850 meters (2,800 feet)
|Dòng dǐng mì xiāng wūlóngchá
Here are some guidelines for brewing Dong Ding Mi Xiang oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.
- Brewing vessel: 150cc (5 US fluid ounces)
- 6 grams of tea leaves
- Water temperature: 90 - 95 C (90 - 100 F)
- Infusion durations: 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, and 3 minutes
The taste of the brewed tea is affected by the water quality, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, type of brewing vessel and the duration of each infusion.
Taiwan Mi Xiang oolong has a distinctive sweet taste and aroma. It brews a dark color oolong tea that has a lingering sweetness that settles on the back of the tongue. Dong Ding Mi Xiang is truly one of the jewels of Taiwan oolong tea and is highly valued by oolong tea connoisseurs.