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Tung Ting

$12.00

Tung Ting

  • 漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. Its name means "frozen summit", in reference to what was, at the time, one of the highest elevation tea gardens in Taiwan. Today, tea is grown at far higher elevations in Taiwan, but Tung Ting retains its reputation as one of the first Taiwanese teas.

    Our Tung Ting was gathered at a little over 700 meters above sea level, in an area outside Lugu, Nantou County. We source exclusively spring harvested leaves for their fragrance and mouth feel. The tea is then lightly oxidized to accentuate its fresh orchid and gardenia notes.

  • Brewing Guide

    As it will not go bitter, however long the brew, Tung Ting is a good tea for beginning brewers. Brewed lightly, the tea will be light, sweet and fragrant, whereas a stronger brew will yield a thicker tea.

    A standard brew starts with a 5-6 grams of tea and water at 200-203 degrees. Give the tea an initial 1 second rinse, then steep for 1-2 minutes depending on preference. Decant first infusion after leaf clusters open by about two-thirds. Steep the second infusion for 2 minutes, gradually increasing steep time in 30 second increments for subsequent infusions.

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