Tian Xiang Dong Ding Wulong Cha (“Sweet Scented” Dong Ding Oolong Tea)
Chen Kuan Lin
The 2017 Spring “Sweet Scent” Dong Ding has a mid-sized tightly rolled dry leaf that unfurls into two leaf sets. The tea liquor is green-gold in color. On the nose there are notes of spice, pine and sugar cane as well as distinctive light charcoal aromas. In the mouth there is a sweet sensation that combines beautifully with the spice character to produce a long and satisfying finish.
Grower: Chen Kuan Lin
Cultivar: Qing Xin a.k.a. Oolong
Region: Dong Ding Mountain
Harvest: April 30, 2017
Very lightly roasted
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 195°F. Steep for 40 seconds. Reduce time to 30 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep,
For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 195°F (90° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 90 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.