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Frozen Summit '11 Vintage

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Regular price $24.00

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Cedarwood, hazelnut, and camphor

Oolong tea · low oxidation · medium roast

This vintage version of Frozen Summit is a tearoom favorite in the winter. This is an aged Dong Ding Oolong from the year 2011 and it has a deeper aroma than the classic Taiwanese Dong Ding Oolong.

Every year, tea masters retrieve stored teas to determine the art of the roast. He dials in the temperature of the charcoal and prepares the tightly rolled tea leaves on bamboo trays. The heat will remove traces of summer rain and accentuate the depth of flavor from aging.

It tastes of molasses and toasted walnuts. The mouthfeel is round, with flares of subtle tobacco.

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Tea Profile

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Chinese Name: 炭焙凍頂老茶
Origin: Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: ~800 meters
Oxidation: ~40%
Roast Level: Dark
Flavor Profile: Toasted rye, molasses, fresh wood, walnuts
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, coating, lasting

The Cultivar

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Frozen Summit Vintage is made with Qingxin, or Qing Xin cultivar, which translates to Green Heart or Clear Heart. Qingxin is the most popular tea cultivar for oolong tea making in Taiwan, particularly in high mountain cultivation. Oolongs made with this cultivar is often lightly oxidized.

Brewing Instructions

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These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Trust your palate and feel free to experiment.

Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 212°F / 100°C
Steep Time: ~ 1 - 2 minutes
For more information on how to brew tea check out our brewing guides

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