(2 customer reviews)

Hong Shui was handpicked during hot summer day in Dong Ding area. Leaves are stunning – the farmer left the twigs so when the leaves are open you can admire not damaged complete bud and 2-3 leaves on the same twig. Beautiful picking standard.

This particular Hong Shui is exceptionally clean and balanced. We can say elegant. Oxidation of those tightly rolled leaves is quite high but roasting very gentle. When you taste this tea first two infusions are so soft and yellow but each next will be darker and more interesting. The tea is full of fresh honey-like notes enriched by ripe fruits flavours (stone fruits like peaches, cherries, litchi) and something between flowers and wood.

It’s like a mix of Oriental Beauty with Dong Ding Hong Cha or so-called Hong Oolong. Charming tea – good for at least 7-8 infusions.



Origin: Dong Ding area, Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan

Harvest: Summer 2020

Cultivar: Qing Xing (Chin Shin)

Temperature of water and amount of leaves: 100 C 6g/100ml.

Suggested brewing method: Yixing clay teapot or gaiwan of low capacity. First, you should pre-heat empty teapot/gaiwan and tea cups with boiling water. When the teapot is warmed, then you put the tea leaves in. After smelling hot and dry leaves in the pot, gently pour the boiling water to the pot.  First infusion should be very short- not more than 30-40 second. After first infusion, when leaves are already opened, you can brew it around 20-30 sec.for second time.  We suggest to increase brewing time for 5-10 seconds in each next brewing.

Additional information


30 g, 10 g, 50 g, 100 g

2 reviews for 2020 “Stone Fruit” Dong Ding Hong Shui Oolong

  1. Terrance Harris (verified owner)

    The first steep tastes like a delicious Oriental Beauty, but on my second steep I was tasting something almost akin to a wine made from cherries and berries. With every steep, it got more and more delicious. The OB was still there but in the background making everything sweeter and rounding out the flavor profile. I regret that I only have 30 grams right now. This was the first thing I tried from my order, color me impressed!

  2. Tom (verified owner)

    This is just such a lovely tea. Wonderfully balanced and somewhat “silent” in the same way that zen garden might be. Nothing sticks out, but the beautiful roundness, sweetness and elegance gets deeper with each brew. I can´t be bothered to try and describe the flavors – I just want to enjoy this tea ;).

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