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Tung Ting, Premium Grade
$8.00 – $88.00
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.
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 195-205 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.
Use 1 Teaspoon per 16 to 24 oz pot.
Use Very Hot (195º – 205ºF.) water.
Steep for 1 to 2 minutes.
Caffeine: about 30 mg per 8 oz cup
1 oz. = $ 7.00 4 oz. = $ 21.00
8 oz. = $ 40.00 16 oz. = $ 76.00