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Tung Ting - High Grade | Oolong

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 180°F
  • Timer 3 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 180°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 3 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 3 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

Infuse a tablespoon of leaves in a small pot for just about a minute. The tea is then re-infused and served 2 or 3 more times. Each infusion yields a different liquor and experience from the proceeding cup.

Price: $8.00

Amount
1oz$8.00
2oz$16.00
4oz(20% off)$25.60
8oz(35% off)$41.60
16oz(45% off)$70.40
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Holds approx. 4oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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Pure oolong tea grown in the mountains of central Taiwan. Delicious honey notes reveal themselves more and more with each infusion; enjoy this hand-rolled tea in the morning as a gentle start to the day. Similar to Tie Guan Yin, this oolong is grown at high elevation resulting in high amounts of catechins (antioxidants). To pull out the lighter notes of this tea, prepare at 170° for 3 minutes. To pull out the subtle minerality of this tea, prepare as recommended below. The rolled style of leaves allows for multiple great infusions. This tea is best steeped at 180° at 1 tsp/cup for 3-4 minutes. Yields up to three infusions of optimal quality. Our traditional style Dong Ding teas are more oxidized than most other Oolong teas (around 25%- 30%) and are usually given a medium to heavy roast. Our high-quality hand-picked Dong Ding teas are carefully processed from the initial oxidization to the final roasting by our experienced Dong Ding tea makers. We have several Dong Dings available and with this particular one offers the most economical pricing while still getting a real traditional Dong Ding Oolong tea.

Farming Methods: Organic farming, Handpicked, EU Compliant

Production: Ball Rolled Oolong. 20-25% oxidized. Light to Medium roast

Harvest Date: Late April – Early May

Growing Region: Nantou County, Taiwan

Elevation: 600 m (1,968 ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal: Ching Xin

Other notes:

Tung Ting tea was originally from Dong Ding mountain area in central Taiwan, but in recent years Tung Ting tea has become more known because of the process by which it is made & not by the location. The tea competition for Tung Ting award-winning tea is very popular now in Taiwan, with over 5,000 entries in the recent tea harvest awards, with most of the teas submitted coming from other tea growing regions areas, but processed according to the Tung Ting processing standards, which is basically a heavier roasted Oolong than regular Taiwanese High Mountain teas.

It is said Tung Ting Oolong was brought back from Wuyi mountain, Fujian province (China) by the famous scholar Jui Ren from Lugu County, Taiwan in 1885. He brought back 36 tea plants of the Ching Xin Oolong varietal. He gave 12 tea plants to Mr. Lin Shan Xian who successfully grew these plants in the Dong Ding mountain area in Lugu County.

Ingredients:

Tung Ting oolong,

Origin:

Taiwan

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