October-2018
#35 - Gold Medal Award Winning Dong Ding Cui Yu Oolong Tea

This month's batch of tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club received the Gold Medal Award in the Nantou County Tea Trade Association's Dong Ding Tsui Yu (Cui Yu) Tea Competition in spring of this year.

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Gold Medal Award Winning Dong Ding Cui Yu Oolong Tea

This month's batch of tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club received the Gold Medal Award in the Nantou County Tea Trade Association's Dong Ding Tsui Yu (Cui Yu) Tea Competition in spring of this year. This award ranks within the top 5% of all entries. This competition has been in existence for almost 25 years and began with the development of Tsui Yu (Tai Cha #13) tea production in the early 1990's.
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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Gold Medal Award Winning Dong Ding Cui Yu Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

This month's tea has a rich, substantial, heavy roast character that is especially smooth and satisfying. The flavor notes include dried fruit, like plum and apricot, over a smoky, slow-roasted base. Given that this batch of tea was prepared for competition by removing the stems to optimize roasting results and its appearance, as well as the fact that it was heavily roasted, less leaves are necessary in brewing. We recommend a proportion of about 1:24 leaves to water. So 6-7 grams tea leaves for a 150ml tea pot.
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