Dong Ding Cui Yu Oolong – Competition Grade IV from Life in Teacup

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Life in Teacup

Product Description:

Production Region: Nantou County, Taiwan
Style: Traditional medium roast

Taster’s Review:

I love teas like this – ones that are full of mystery and intrigue.

The mystery begins with its welcoming aroma.  It is a lightly roasted scent with hints of a floral quality.  It’s very intriguing; beckoning me to sip.

The sip starts out with a light roasty-toasty taste.  What is so unique about this particular “roasty-toasty” Oolong is that that toasted flavor is delicate and doesn’t overwhelm the cup.  Instead, it is so light that it keeps me curious – did I just taste that?  And this curiosity keeps me sipping.

There is also a sweet vegetative taste to this Oolong that slowly evolves into more of a floral note.  Yet another subtle tone that keeps me wondering.

This particular Competition Grade appears to no longer be available on the Life in Teacup website, however, there are similar Oolongs that are available, and I highly recommend getting some before they sell out!

I prefer this tea hot, but it is alright iced too.  I have never been less than impressed with the teas I’ve received from Life in Teacup.  Their teas are always of utmost quality, and this tea is no exception.   This tea is delightful!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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