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drank Wen Shan Bao Zhong by Naivetea
150 tasting notes

I’m a sucker for a good oolong and Wen Shan Bao Zhong is a GOOD oolong. I never cease to be impressed with how delectable a pure, simple, high quality tea can be.

This Bao Zhong has an intoxicating floral aroma dry, but this oolong has a lightly vegetal and almost savory flavor at first sip. A distinctive osmanthus essence with delicate orchid notes quickly takes over, and the finish is slightly creamy. Very, very, very good!

I was able to get seven flavorful steeps out of the leaves just as Naivetea promised.

AND I used this adorable little dude to brew my lovely Wen Shan Bao Zhong:
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/teapots-teapot-sets/artisan-teapots/yixing-teapots/p/tiny-mouse-yixing-teapot

TeaBrat

I got some samples from Naivetea and I’ve been really happy with them all so far.

Jenn

I was super happy with this sample! I have a few more that I’m excited to try :)

E Alexander Gerster

Mmmm. Osmanthus and orchid tones get me drooling… I think I will have to give this one a try! I love the little mouse Yixing teapot and nod hello to the one in the window of my local Teavana. ;-)

Jenn

My husband brought the little mouse home to me one day unsolicited. He said that he saw the little guy in Teavana’s window and knew I’d love it. Of course, Teavana is near the Apple store so there may have been some guilt involved. I want the pervy monkey pot next. The one that looks like the tea is poring out of… you know. I want to shock my MIL with that one :)

TeaBrat

I wonder if I need a Yixing teapot? Do you notice a difference?

Jenn

I like that the mouse is the perfect size to brew oolongs gongfu for one person. Over time, the clay is supposed to cure and improve the flavor of subsequent infusions. We shall see.

ashmanra

Jenn, I love your mouse!

Jenn

Thank you! I love that little dude :)

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TeaBrat

I got some samples from Naivetea and I’ve been really happy with them all so far.

Jenn

I was super happy with this sample! I have a few more that I’m excited to try :)

E Alexander Gerster

Mmmm. Osmanthus and orchid tones get me drooling… I think I will have to give this one a try! I love the little mouse Yixing teapot and nod hello to the one in the window of my local Teavana. ;-)

Jenn

My husband brought the little mouse home to me one day unsolicited. He said that he saw the little guy in Teavana’s window and knew I’d love it. Of course, Teavana is near the Apple store so there may have been some guilt involved. I want the pervy monkey pot next. The one that looks like the tea is poring out of… you know. I want to shock my MIL with that one :)

TeaBrat

I wonder if I need a Yixing teapot? Do you notice a difference?

Jenn

I like that the mouse is the perfect size to brew oolongs gongfu for one person. Over time, the clay is supposed to cure and improve the flavor of subsequent infusions. We shall see.

ashmanra

Jenn, I love your mouse!

Jenn

Thank you! I love that little dude :)

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I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

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