The Tung Ting Oolong Experience: velvety smooth and fragrant
This outstanding green oolong hails from Southern Vietnam where oolongs are produced using ancient Taiwanese methods. The freshly picked leaves are dried in the sun before they are rolled in bamboo baskets to encourage oxidation. Then the leaves are dried using low temperatures.
Tasting Notes: orchids, vanilla, caramel
The rolled nuggets are variegated in color from dark green to light greenish-yellow and unfurl into large green leaves. When brewed, Tung Ting produces a golden hue, soft flowery aroma, smooth sweet flavor and a pleasant aftertaste.
This sophisticated infusion has a beguiling orchid aroma. The flavor is mildly roasty with subtle jasmine and caramel notes. Flavors of garden fresh sugar snap peas come forward after a moment. This complex tea has a silky texture and buttery creaminess, creating the ultimate smooth oolong.
Ingredients: Superior Oolong Tea from Vietnam
- 1.5 tsp Per Cup
- 2-3 Minutes
Savoring Your Experience:
Oolongs have a marvelous range of flavors and appearances. This semi-oxidized oolong may be infused multiple times. Its full spectrum of flavors evolves as the leaves unfurl over many infusions.
Some may say that the subtle complexity of oolong tea requires it to be enjoyed on its own without food. However, we love Tung Ting paired with grilled fish or pork and veggies. Or, enjoy it with a snack of rice crackers and dried fruit.
The word oolong translates to “black dragon.” Oolong comes from the same tea plant as black, green and white tea: the camellia sinensis tea plant. Ultimately, it is the processing and the level of oxidation that the leaves go through which will determine what type it will become.