While most tea is picked in the spring, this Dong Ding is a rarer high oxidized winter harvest oolong and, oh, does it come to the party looking to make a statement. You'll find dark and mysterious flavors replacing the bright notes typical of high end spring oolong tea. The long, creeping finish is dry with notes of charred wood. High roasted. Like a tortured artist, Dong Ding entices with a complicated, brooding relationship yet rewards you with an experience you can't quite describe. We like it brewed on the strong side.