Perhaps the most famous high mountain tea from Taiwan, Dong Ding thrives in the cool, cloudy mists of Dongding Mountain area in Nantou County. The 12 original plants were brought from the legendary Wuyi mountains of Fujian in 1885. Since then, Dong Ding continues to awe tea lovers with it's impressively unique flavor and lingering aftertaste.
A medium level of oxidation and roasting deliver an intoxicating aroma of apples, roasted nuts, and cinnamon bark... The palate is equally complex, featuring hints of peach, brown sugar, and walnut...
This is an unquestionable favorite oolong at Tribute Tea Co and we proudly feature it in tastings and gifts to friends and supporters. If you haven't tried it, it comes highly recommended...
Notes: apple, peach, walnut
Infusion: 200ºF / 93ºC for 1-2 minutes
Names: Dong Ding, Tung Ting
So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?
The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied. Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams. Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.
Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea. Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea! And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!
Quantity of Tea
Cups of Tea*
*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers