This batch of tea comes from Yong Long Village, just above Dong Ding Mountain. Yong Long is known for a rich red soil which differs from other locales in Lu Gu Township. The unique flavor of the Dong Ding Oolong produced here is attributed to this soil quality, along with the fact this region is home to the most concentrated population of the most skilled oolong tea artisans in Taiwan.
Flavor: Roasted summer squash, artichoke, cashews, dried fruit. Clean, tangy finish.
Though roasted, this tea is still light. The aroma is of roasted corn, nuts, and leaves–perfect for the first crisp day of Autumn. Sipping on the tea after brewing, I get a strong taste of barley, but it isn’t strong enough to be off-putting. This would be great brewed as an iced tea with some honey, or brewed extra strong since the flavor was a bit watery for me.
Eco-Cha was created to represent the artisan tea industry in Taiwan. The tea is responsibly sourced, artisan tea direct from family-run tea gardens in Taiwan.
Disclaimer: Photos are from Eco-Cha. Tea was provided for review.