Dong Pian, typically translated as Winter Leaf, is a term used for late winter harvest oolong. With the standard winter harvest often occurring in November, Dong Pian typically happens much later in December or early January and only with the right weather conditions.
Dong Pian tea can be a special treat and is often a bit sweeter and richer than the standard winter harvest. This Alishan Dong Pian is the Jin Xuan cultivar, which works well as a Dong Pian tea. It is further enhanced by a light roasting that really brings out the honeyed notes this tea has to offer.
This is a light to medium-bodied tea and is a great entry into the world of Taiwanese oolong if you are looking for a cheaper tea to start out with. It is works well as a coffee substitute and is a nice option for an affordable daily drinker.