Senchamatcha wrote:So I should be on the look out for an unrolled, medium roast, dong ding, from tawain? :3 On the hunt I go.
Thank you all!
I would say at this point in time any good roasted oolong will blow your perceptions out of the water
And as others have mentioned, wuyi oolongs are also very good
Poohblah wrote:Generally roasted Taiwanese teas are roasted to mask a flaw in the tea
I think this statement could be applied to a lot of mass market tea not just in Taiwan.
However, there is a wide range in quality of roast and intentions of roaster/seller in Taiwan. The stuff I linked from fivestar (even the one at the lowest price range, and the shui xian from houde I would say are not roasted because the leaves were inferior. Do you think one day they just decided all the TGY in taiwan was inferior, so they designated it as a predominately roasted style tea? There are lots of people in Taiwan who enjoy roasted oolongs. It is a part of tradition carrying on the skills brought from Fujian.