Formosa Pinglin Wenshan Baochong Oolong
Origin: Pinglin, Taipei,Taiwan
Style: Lightly oxidized, medium roasted, full bodied, sweet ripe fruit aroma
Loose leaf style: Long twisted
Loose leaf color: Dark green
Wet leaf style: Dark green
Tea color: Honey Green
Baochong Oolong (or Bao Chong, Bao Zhong) is a lightly oxidized oolong tea originated from northern Taiwan. Although Baochong is categorized as Oolong tea, in Taiwan, the term Baochong is to distinguish this long twisted style tea from half ball Dongding style Oolong. As a local said: North Baochong, South Oolong.
Baochong is very lightly oxidized, just next to Green Tea. The natural floral aroma distinguish it from other Oolongs. The best Baochong is produced in Taipei area, all Baochong teas grown in this area are named 「Wenshan Baochong」 after 「Wenshan region」 in Taipei.
For Baochong tea, you’ll look for its fresh clear flowery notes. Good Baochong’s intoxicating aroma will lingers in your throat.
This particular “Medium Roasted Baochong” is darker than regular Baochong with hint of pleasant ripe peach flavour.