Review: Mountain Tea Medium Roast Dong Ding

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Thumbs up!"My favorite oolong is the Dong Ding and this is a very fine example of the breed. A fairly complex oolong with flavors that change with each sip."
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Mountain Tea, the vendor who provided today's sample, is rather unusual in that they actually grow the tea that they sell. They do have a nice variety of oolongs along with one pu-erh. Their prices are rather reasonable also and there is free shipping when you purchase $50 or more of tea.

My vacuum packed sample today had little olive green fists of tea with an aroma of bread and light floral. There were a lot of stems in my sample also. I set it up to brew using 195 degree water and a steep time of three minutes. The resulting liquor is gold in color with a rich aroma of orchids, brown sugar and honey.

My favorite oolong is the Dong Ding and this is a very fine example of the breed. A fairly complex oolong with flavors that change with each sip. I picked up orchids, caramel, honey, barley, a hint of spice and stone fruit. I was able to resteep the leaves a second time and had another wonderful cup in which the honey and stone fruit are the predominant flavors. Actually I was able to reuse the leaves three times before they gave out.

I really enjoyed this tea and would gladly pick up some for my personal collection. Unfortunately this tea is sold out however there are a few others that I have my eye on.

— To purchase Mountain Tea Medium Roast Dong Ding, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Mountain Tea Medium Roast Dong Ding”

  1. mountain tea Says:

    Hi Shaiha,

    I don’t know when you reviewed this tea, but it’s back in stock!

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