Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dong Ding Oolong Tea 凍頂烏龍茶
It was in 1855 that tea from Mainland China was planted on Dong Ding Mountain. This is a very famous Oolong tea from Taiwan. The name "Dong Ding" or Frozen Tip/Frozen Summit is a play on words because the old stories of picking tea on this mountain tell of numb fingertips and tips of toes that went along with harvesting the tea in this area. The mountain is located in Lugu "Deer Valley" Township which is in Nantou County. Traditionally, this tea will be oxidized about 30%, it is then baked over a high temperature for a long period of time. This baking adds to the rich texture and aroma of this tea.

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