Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea

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About Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea is another typical representative of Taiwan High Mountain Tea, produced in the Dong Ding Mountain area, Fenghuang Village, Lugu Township.

The reason for Dong Ding Oolong is so-called ‘Dong Ding’ is because ‘Dong Ding’ in Chinese Mandarin means ‘frozen peak’, which used to vividly describes the nature of the landscape in this part of Taiwandescribe how steep the mountain is and climbers have to walk on their tiptoes so-called ‘Frozen Peak’. Actually, Dong Ding Mountain is very steep, people have to walk on their tiptoes to climb it. And the phrase in the Taiwanese Hokkien or Minnan language, people means use ‘grasping the peak’ to describe it which equals ‘frozen peak’ in Mandarin.

Appearance & Taste

Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Our Dong Ding Oolong Tea leaves are hemispherical in appearance, very tight and knotted; they are usually blackish green in colour. The tea soup is honey golden with a hint of green. The taste is rich, combining a floral flavour with that lingering aftertaste. There is also a slight flavour of caramel incense. The tea feels smooth in the mouth, with an elegant, delicate and long-lasting aroma.

Taste: Caramel, Floral, Fresh

Brewing Guide

1.5 teaspoon(s)

100°C (125ml)

2-5 mins


3 tsp

100°C (250ml)

2-5 mins


6 tsp

100°C (500ml)

2-5 mins


For simple glass vessel / teapot brewing:

You can brew less tea leaves with more hot water for longer brewing time. Use 1.5 teaspoons of the tea for 125ml teacup, 3 teaspoons for 250ml glass or 6 teaspoons for 500ml teapot.

For Ti Kwan Yin (Tieguanyin) or Taiwan Oolong tea, using 100°C hot water to infuse tea leaves for around 2-5 minutes. Re-steep for around one further infusion. (Adjust by personal taste)

For Gongfu Style:

-Detailed processes:

  • Warm the Gaiwan/tiny teapot with hot water; discard the water afterwards
  • Add 1g Oolong tea for every 20ml – 30ml of water (recommend 5g to 8g tea leaves, adjust by personal taste)
  • Pour hot water (100 °C) into the clay teapot / Gaiwan, tilt it, slowly rotating it two times and quickly discard the water (this step is for waking up tea leaves and stimulating the special aroma of the oolong tea)
  • Refill clay teapot/Gaiwan with hot water
  • Infuse tea for around 40s for first brew, extending extra 15s infusion time for the following brew.
  • Pour the steeped tea into serving cup and divided into small teacups and serve
  • Repeat 5-7 times for Ti Kwan Yin (Tieguanyin) or Taiwan Oolong tea


Ali Mountain

Dong Ding Mountain is located in the foothills of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range and north of the renowned scenery of the Alishan area of Central Taiwan. The altitude of tea plantations in the area is normally between 600 and 1,800 metres (tea grown above 1,000 metres is considered ‘high mountain tea’). The climate is cold, with much cloud cover and fog in the morning and at night, and the average day is short; this comes together to mean the bitter substances contained in tea buds and leaves are reduced while the sweeter flavours increase. Furthermore, due to the large temperature differences between day and night, the tea tree grows more slowly, which leads to thicker layers of mesophyll in the tea leaves and higher pectin content. This gives Dong Ding Oolong Tea an almost endless sweet aftertaste.

Origin: Taiwan

6 reviews for Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea

  1. English

    Nathan Peters

    very nice oolong

  2. English


    I’ve been a fan of oolong teas for some time and will definitely add this one to the list of favourites.

  3. English

    Mason T.

    So smooth and mellow, but not weak, definitely robust but without any unpleasantness. This is a tea for cold days, warming you from the inside out with its lovely aroma and taste.

  4. English

    Jacob D.

    The leaf looks very straighten, made of large broken pieces of the leaf, uniform in texture and dark gray. Aroma is great and strong.

  5. English

    Piper M.

    I had tried a couple different oolong tea brands and this is one of my absolute favorites. Very smooth, strong flavor, not even bitter at high heat. Will order again.

  6. English

    Patrick W.

    Best Tea I ever had.

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