Charcoal Dong Ding

**Note : This tea just arrived, let it rest and it will continue to open up**


We love this tea. It is roasted by Charcoal Roast Master Zhan. Drinking his tea and learning from him inspired us to film a documentary. He is a living treasure of Taiwanese tea culture, a very wise man. The name he gave this tea is "The Twittering Mountain Spring".

When roasting Charcoal Dong Ding, Zhan finds a traditional style Dong Ding (like this one). At that time, it is already fairly oxidized. His philosophy is to listen to the where the tea naturally wants to go, and roast it accordingly. This tea usually undergoes an amply heavy roast. The tea is not roasted to add the superficial flavor of charcoal, but to elevate an already good tea base so it can tell its story more dramatically. Teas that he finishes become clearer, softer and deeper.


The soup is thick and rich in the mouth, and also very soft. On inhaling, the scent from the wet leaves wafts assertively into one's senses. The broth is full and round, spreading quickly on the palate. Mouthfeel very soft and smooth. A complex, lingering aftertaste develops in the mouth and the throat, where it feels sweet and buzzy.

After swallowing, this tea has an "aftertaste" that shows up in the belly. It may not be clear at first, but with careful contemplation of the body it will show up one way or another. This tea is a great teacher. We believe in this tea, and we believe it can help you have a deeper understanding of what tea can do.


  • Harvest Location : Dong Ding, Nantou, Taiwan
  • Roasting Date : December 2018
  • Cultivar : Soft Stem [Ruan Zhi Zhong]