Dong Ding Oolong, a Thailand Tea Story
Dong Ding Oolong is a type of oolong tea with specific aromas and flavors. Typically medium roasted, it has a yellow infusion color, a fragrant flowery taste with a roasted aroma. It's a great Oolong tea for a beginner !!
Originally, it comes from Nantou County, in Taiwan, and bears the name of the Mountain Dong Ding (literally "Frozen Summit") where it is grown. Nowadays, the cultivar (e.i., the tea plant used to produce this tea) has been exported to other places in Taiwan and in Thailand. By using the same traditional methods (hand picking, medium roasting over charcoal, processing time, etc, ..) coupled with different soils and climates, tea masters have successfully produced several great Dong Ding Oolong. Slight taste differences can be perceived, but the overall overwhelming fragrant roasted taste is always there.
I love to compare the production of a Oolong tea to the production of a wine using the same grapes but in a different region. A lot of similarities !
Tea farmers in Thailand, mostly third generation from Chinese and Taiwanese descendants have established the Northern Provinces of Thailand as the new hot Oolong tea spot, the ancestors bringing in their luggage the cultivars to produce Dong Ding, Shin Chin, Four seasons, etc.... Coupled with the Thai northern climate, the landscape, the farmers, the sustainable organic production, all contributed to this authentic tea story development.
The Oolong tea processing has been taught to the tea farmers by Taiwanese tea masters for the past 20 years. What Thailand lacks in quantity for Oolong tea compared to producing countries such as Taiwan or China, it gets it in quality.
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