DavidsTea Just the Leaf: Tung Ting Vietnam

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Welcome back! Today is our fourth day of the 8 Crazy Days of tea–with me, the self proclaimed tea lady. We continue with one of DAVIDsTEA’s Oolong teas Tung Ting Vietnam. I’m glad you have tuned into episode 61 of Erin’s tea, please tell your friends about Erin’s Tea so I can work hard to bring you many more episodes!

ERIN’S TEA SHOW NOTES

  • It’s an Oolong (AKA Woolong Tea) from Vietnam.
  • It’s special because most Oolong teas come from Taiwan.
  • This one comes from the Lam Dong Garden which was made to celebrate the Taiwan Oolongs.
  • Oolongs used to be famous for being hand rolled but due to the demand most are subjected to new sophisticated processes that mimic the hand rolling. However, lucky you, this one is hand rolled.
  • Boil your water for steeping but let it rest for 3 minutes  (to cool down) as it needs to be 94 degrees for a proper steep.
  • Steep for 5 minutes.
  • The special thing about Oolongs is that the flavour changes the more steeps you do (with the same leaves!)
  • The first taste is fresh and has a hint of floral and it has a bit of a milk oolong taste (kind of buttery)
  • It has a medium amount of caffeine.
  • It’s smells very clean and fresh.
  • If you are considering sweetening your tea, consider Steevia instead of Agave. Read why here.

The bottom line?

I loved this one! It took me some time to find an Oolong that I didn’t hate. I find I prefer the more of the green oolongs than the darker ones. The ones that are more floral are kind of my thing. But because tea is so versatile you have to form your own opinion about Oolongs and which ones are for you!  If you are experimenting with Oolong’s or are new to them, put this one on your list!

So until next time,  That’s Tea To Me.

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  • Tim

    Next to black teas, my favorite teas are Oolongs.  DAVIDs didn’t have this one in stock when I was there last time.

  • Crystal

    love the milk oolong and looking forward to trying this one!  :)

  • http://twitter.com/roofeo24 Rupert Capina

    Oooo re-steeping? I’m sold!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=787679028 Kim Shaver

    I probably knew the least about oolong than other teas. Thanks!

  • K Kalyn

    never tried Oolongs tea but would sure like to, something new for me.

  • LRcig

    Totally with you in regards to tea balls! DAVIDsTEA has a great fine filter infuser.

  • Dgmeldrum

    great info thanks

  • Michelle

    Never tried anything from Vietnam — I love floral oolongs so this sounds great!