Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: auraTeas
Origin: Lugu, Nantou,Taiwan 鹿谷‧南投‧台灣
Style: Medium fermented Oolong, full bodied, fruity aroma
Loose leaf style: Half ball Dongding oolong style
Loose leaf color: Brownish dark green
Wet leaf style: Dark green center with brown red edge
Tea color: Golden yellow
Formosa Nostalgia Dongding is the modern version dedicated to grandpa’s Dongding Oolong. Strictly following traditional Dongding Oolong process, our Nostalgia Dongding is hand roasted, produces full bodied long lasting fruity aroma. This is the best choice if you are looking for retro style Dongding Oolong.
This Oolong is a little different than I’m used to, but in this case, different is definitely a good thing!
There is a bit of spiciness to the sip that I do not usually associate with Oolong tea, as well as a bitter note. This bitter note is not an offensive or off-putting bitter taste, but a savory one that provides a nice contrast to the sweet qualities of the cup and compliments the overall flavor profile of the tea.
The mouthfeel is smooth and slick. A light astringency does not allow the mouthfeel to linger, leaving a very clean aftertaste.
The sweet, nutty quality of this tea is enhanced by the toasty essence of this hand roasted tea. There is also a fruity note that is peach-like in the background.
A pleasant, full-flavored Oolong that I’m very glad I had the opportunity to try!