Tung Ting


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Tung Ting

Postby javyn » Jan 23rd, '07, 23:28

Would someone mind recommending a good, yet reasonable place to get some Tung Ting/Dong Ding Oolong?
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Postby kissmyhuman » Jan 24th, '07, 02:35

http://www.sevencups.com/tea-shop/product.php?productid=16476&cat=273&page=2

$18 for 50g if that's reasonable to you, I can vouch for the overall quality of their products although you may not want to order much as the 2007 harvest rolls in during the coming months.
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Postby javyn » Jan 24th, '07, 22:35

Ouch...I was thinking 14 for 2oz from Teavana was a little high...I guess this is just a rich man's tea!
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Postby Elly » Jan 25th, '07, 01:48

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Postby javyn » Feb 1st, '07, 21:03

Come on, I know there are more fans of this wonderful Jade Oolong out there...
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Postby EvenOdd » Feb 2nd, '07, 00:44

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Postby Oolongaddict » Mar 3rd, '07, 13:06

If you feel like indulging yourself, grab some Upton's Formosa Jade Oolong. Typical tung ting, but of an excellent quality. And it doesn't come cheap, sold at $15.00 for 100 grams.

http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.a ... ew&begin=0

But if you like Tung Tings every once and awhile like I do, it is money well spent my friend.
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Postby Libertatis » Mar 6th, '07, 20:35

The Dong Ding available at Hou De is awesome. I currently have a few ounces in my posession and have enjoyed it very much. I must warn you though, it is a "Traditional Dong Ding" so may not be what you are expecting (though like i said, it is excellent)

The style of Dong-Ding oolong also experienced major changes: the traditional style - "Hong Shui"(red liquor) oolong - was more oxidized (~60%) and less roasted than what we are seeing today. It is because more oxidized the teas, more stable the quality become. In the old time when the only means of transportation is by foot, it was vital to have a stable quality of teas that can survive the long time of transportation. Moreover, the higher oxidized oolongs enabled the tea farmers/merchants to store them safely for several years without the help of modern tools such as refrigeration, vacuum or nitrogen.

On the other hand, the lighter oxidized (~30%) and more roasted style was fashioned by the famous annual Lu-Gu Tea Competition. The lighter oxidation allows the judges to inspect the nature of the tea leaves easily. The lighter oxidized Dong-Ding oolong has to reply on a heavier roasting to bring out the mellowness and complexity.


http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=554
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Postby tenuki » Mar 8th, '07, 02:50

I got a pefectly good daily drinking Dong Ding from my local Ranch 99.

The tea I've gotten from Hou De is pretty good, so I would say try that for sure.

The best greener oolongs I've tried recently I got off an ebay store of all places.. http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... =teahomeus

I ordered a Shan Lin Shee, but they sent me Luu-Guu 'Tung-Ting' instead. Fortunately I really really liked it, so about half way through the tin I sent them an email saying they sent me the wrong thing, but don't sweat it cause I liked what they sent. Well, they ignored me, appoligized for the error and sent me what I ordered and told me not to worry about the 'mistake'. Not nessesary, but I appreciate that kind of customer service. I'll definately order from them again.
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Postby Libertatis » Mar 9th, '07, 14:23

Tenuki,

Thanks for the info, i am very interested in this tea

Nan-Tou 2006 Winter Tea Contest
Select Grade Tung Ting Oolong
(Green Style)

300g/ 5.3oz in Can Sealed by Contest Holder $24.50


Seems like a good price if the tea is as good as it sounds! I am adventurous and i only have a small supply of TungTing at the moment, so i will give it a try!
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Postby Oolongaddict » Mar 10th, '07, 14:03

Lib,

Seems like a bargain compared to some of the prices I've encountered for Tung Tings (or Dong Ding for those of you who love pinyin).
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Postby tenuki » Mar 11th, '07, 23:11

Libertatis wrote:Nan-Tou 2006 Winter Tea Contest
Select Grade Tung Ting Oolong
(Green Style)


.....i will give it a try!


Let us know what your experience is.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 10th, '07, 11:35

Rishi has a good Jade Oolong whch in my opinion tastes just as good as Teavana's Tung Ting
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Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '07, 11:50

So Tenuki, You are pleased with Teahome???

I have been checking them out for a while. A place called Tea From Taiwan also has interesting offerings but seems to have a much higher mark up. TeaHome seems like a bargain by comparison.

Libertatis, did you get that Nantou oolong and if so, how is it? I have had oolong from Nantou that knocked my socks off.

I try not to buy too much Taiwan oolong at a time, because I have had that amazing aroma fade even in unopen bags. In fact, I am very reluctant to buy any now since Spring teas will be coming out soon.
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Postby Libertatis » May 3rd, '07, 19:27

Unfortunately that Nantou winter contest grade tea was unavailable. I have been drinking this though


2007 Early Spring Wood-Fired NanTou Oolong, Hand-Harvested

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=709

I have really enjoyed drinking this tea the last couple weeks! it is very fresh and has a nice sweetness to it. But you are right, spring Oolongs are just around the corner (personally i couldn't wait :shock: )

Also, i usually buy my Oolongs in ~2 oz sealed bags, that way i have a chance to drink a bit of it before the aroma fades!
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