Dong Pian is an unique tea harvested after the winter regular harvest season. Normally during the coldest time the tea bushes are dormant. So Dong Pian is not produced every year. Only on some occasions the weather gets warmer for a few days and the young leaves grow before dormancy, then we have luck to harvest this bonus tea. Due to growth in the cold weather, this tea tastes mellow, sweet with aroma and extremely fragrant. The taste of gardenias clings to the upper palate and dazzles the senses.
Prepare 4 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 92°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.