Tung Ting Oolong Tea
Also called dong ding, tung ting oolong tea comes from Taiwan. Translated as "icy peak," tung ting refers to the name of the mountain where the tea is cultivated. The plants are originally from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian province, China, and were brought to Taiwan about 150 years ago. The plants' current mountain home is in the Luguu region of central Taiwan.
- Flavor profile: Concentrated notes of dried fruit and aromatic toasted grains. Round and layered. Floral and bright. Very accessible.
- Caffeine content: Medium
What's oolong tea?
Oolong tea differs from black tea because it's less oxidized. In oxidation tea leaves are exposed to the air to dry and darken. The more oxidized a tea is, the stronger it is. From strongest to lightest are black, oolong, green, and white teas.
Oolong tea has various health benefits, including helping to lower the risk of diabetes, benefiting heart health, reducing stress, and improving sleep. However, please note all oolong teas contain caffeine and should be consumed in moderation.