A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian’ou in China’s Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan Mountain in the mid-1800s. The tea name means “frozen summit”, in reference to what was, at the time, one of the highest elevation tea gardens in Taiwan. Today, tea is grown at far higher elevations in Taiwan, but Tung Ting retains its reputation as one of the first Taiwanese teas. Our Tung Ting was gathered at a little over 800 meters above sea level, in an area outside Lugu, Nantou County. We source exclusively winter harvested leaves for their fragrance and amazing taste. The tea is then lightly oxidized to accentuate its fresh orchid and gardenia notes.