Wenhe de kao Dong Ding Wulong Cha – Fenghuang Cun – Chunji 2021 (Mild Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Cha – Phoenix Village Spring 2021)
Winter 2021 is the third harvest that Tillerman has offered this tea. When I first tasted the Phoenix Village Dong Ding that Chen Kuan Lin (Andy) sent, I immediately thought how interesting it would be to experience this tea after it had been given a mild roast. Andy was pleased to oblige and produced a quantity of this tea that was roasted. I strongly suggest that you compare this tea with the unroasted version. This will help you see what roasting brings to, and takes away from, a tea. The complex flavors of this tea are finely balanced and the tea is very persistent. The wonderful line of acidity that is displayed in the unroasted version appears again in this tea as well. This is a tea to savor and enjoy.
Grower: Chen Kuan Lin
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Phoenix Village
Harvest: October 6, 2021
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 212°F (100° C). Steep for 35 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 212°F (100° 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.