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Tung Ting, Mi Xiang

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Tung Ting, Mi Xiang

  • 漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, mi xiang

    flavor notes honey, fruity, smooth

    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, mi xiang

    flavor notes honey, fruity, smooth

    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.

    Before the harvest, this tea was bitten by green leaf hoppers, setting off a chain reaction that ultimately created a unique honey-like flavor within the leaves. This bug-bitten Tung Ting Formosa oolong has the aroma of orange blossom honey, with a rich, thick body redolent of tropical mango and passion fruit, and the finish of buttered rum.

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    1g per 1oz at 185°F for 2m

    This is our go-to brewing method for Formosa oolongs, since it balances each element of this style’s character. For an even sweeter and richer taste, decrease you water temperature while extending brew time; for a brighter and more vegetal taste, increase your water temperature while slightly decreasing brew time.

    Learn the fundamentals of tea brewing and master your technique here.