For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

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For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby tomasini » Sep 7th, '10, 02:54

A Question for you, where is your preferred to place to get the iced peak tasty tasty Tung Ting Oolong???

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby cindyt » Sep 7th, '10, 11:45

I got some really great dong ding form Stephane (tea masters).

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby edkrueger » Oct 24th, '10, 10:30

+1
I'd get the two Concubine oolongs and the Hung Shui.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby Tead Off » Oct 24th, '10, 13:30

Excellent Dong Ding Ming Xiang at teafromtaiwan.com It is a greener style and delicious.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby dylanstea » Oct 24th, '10, 14:38

Do you Dong Ding drinkers prefer green, lightly roasted, medium roast, or heavy roast?

I'm new to the Taiwan oolongs but i'm quickly discovering what they have to offer compared to their Chinese counterparts... What's your favorite quality in a Dong Ding?

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby edkrueger » Oct 24th, '10, 21:14

I prefer medium roast from Dong Ding. Light roast hung shui and dark roast are acceptable. As for flavors I expect fruitiness, some vegetable characteristics –a squash taste– and a mint or lemon finish. The after taste, as with all Chinese/Taiwanese teas, should be long lasting.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby Tead Off » Oct 24th, '10, 23:48

dylanstea wrote:Do you Dong Ding drinkers prefer green, lightly roasted, medium roast, or heavy roast?

I'm new to the Taiwan oolongs but i'm quickly discovering what they have to offer compared to their Chinese counterparts... What's your favorite quality in a Dong Ding?

Depends on your taste. There are excellent ones in each category. If you're in the mood for a roasted tea, you wouldn't reach for a greener one and vice versa.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby dylanstea » Oct 25th, '10, 01:19

My favorite so far is a really good baozhong. The aroma on the first infusion of the wet leaf is a cinnamon, graham cracker sort of sweetness... very pleasant.

And I got my hands on some 1980 Tung Ting Aged Charcoal Roasted oolong from Red Blossom Tea Company. <http://www.redblossomtea.com/details.php?sec=anxi&item=51>

It's delicious and I love drinking it on a rainy day. Anyone have experience with aged oolongs?

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby Tead Off » Oct 25th, '10, 07:34

dylanstea wrote:My favorite so far is a really good baozhong. The aroma on the first infusion of the wet leaf is a cinnamon, graham cracker sort of sweetness... very pleasant.

And I got my hands on some 1980 Tung Ting Aged Charcoal Roasted oolong from Red Blossom Tea Company. <http://www.redblossomtea.com/details.php?sec=anxi&item=51>

It's delicious and I love drinking it on a rainy day. Anyone have experience with aged oolongs?

Aged teas have a very different flavor profile. They have been re-roasted many times and don't taste like they did when they were young. Sort of like us. Aged Shui Xian is a favorite but I prefer drinking fresher teas on a daily basis, occassionally dipping into my aged stash.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby edkrueger » Oct 25th, '10, 09:26

I'm the same way. I have some of the Red Blossom Aged Baozhong too and rather enjoy it. The is a good aged oolong at Imperial Tea Court, which I have heard from their staff is from Dong Ding, and its cheaper.

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby Marlonm » Oct 25th, '10, 16:03

I've also recently discovered Taiwanese oolongs as ive found them more enjoyable than lightly oxidized Chinese oolongs. My favorite taiwanese oolong right now is a Baozhong I picked up in China (though it is of course from Taiwan).

I've also been drinking a very green Dong Ding from Wing Hop Feng in the Chinatown of Los Angeles. Its a long lasting, fresh and floral tea and I picked it up at a very reasonable price. If anyone is ever in the LA Chinatown area, this is the place to go! Light oolongs are still my preferred type, but I'm slowly warming up to heavier oxidations/roasts.

Can anyone suggest a good medium to heavily oxidized oolong?

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby edkrueger » Oct 25th, '10, 19:21

I'd suggest this for medium oxidized:
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2009/10/ ... tomne.html

Heavy oxidization is rare for Dong Ding, but there is this one– It is a bit of an odd tea and tastes a lot like Bai Hao:
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2009/06/ ... -2009.html

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Re: For you Tung Ting (Dong Ding) Drinkers...

Postby xmfi » Oct 27th, '10, 00:08

I have one Dong Ding from Tea Masters, which I've enjoyed. I've also bought several from Floating Leaves and they have all been very good.

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