What grows in one of Taiwan’s most famous tea-producing regions and gets its distinctive flavor from… cicada secretions? Yes, it may not sound appetizing, but Tea From Taiwan’s Dong Ding Ming Xiang Oolong really is quite tasty. Find out more about this earthy, honeyed, and unique oolong at my new tea review at A Bibliophile’s Reverie’s Tea Time At Reverie!
Before we kicked off Tea Time At Reverie, I had no idea that so many types of oolong tea exist. Now I do, thanks to Tea From Taiwan. This Taiwanese vendor specializes in top-quality oolong tea grown and processed in its home country. Each oolong is named after the region where it’s harvested and has different aromas and flavors resulting from their growing altitudes and soil conditions. I was a bit concerned that the Tea From Taiwan samples would overlap some of the oolongs I’ve received (and yet to review) from other vendors. That worry vanished once I opened my package. 🙂
Our first Tea From Taiwan sample is Dong Ding Ming Xiang Oolong Tea, grown and harvested in the Dong Ding region of Nantou, Taiwan. One of the country’s most famous oolong-producing areas since the 1860s, Dong Ding suffered extensive damage during the 1999 Jiji Earthquake. Tea plantations…
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