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Tung Ting, Mi Xiang

$25.00

Tung Ting, Mi Xiang

  • 漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, buttered rum

    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, buttered rum

    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.

  • Brewing Guide

    As it will not go bitter, however long the brew, Tung Ting is a good tea for beginning brewers. A lighter brew will highlight the Mi Xiang aspect of this tea whereas a longer infusion will make the tropical fruit notes more pronounced.

    A standard brew starts with 5 grams of tea and water at 205 degrees. Give the tea an initial 1 second rinse, then steep for 1-2 minutes depending upon personal preference. Decant the 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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