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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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  • “Still recovering from yesterday's migraine so while I have Maeda-en's Sen-Cha Fukamushi Reserve sitting on my counter, crying out to be made, I need something softer. So I made a big cup of this...” Read full tasting note
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    aug3zimm 911 tasting notes
  • “I do really love the greener oolongs, I have to say. Sometimes the _greenness_ of them -- by which I mean that tip-of-the-tongue astringency that says, 'hey! I used to be a green and growing plant,...” Read full tasting note
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    sophistre 158 tasting notes
  • “The Bao Zhong oolong I have is called "Branches of Serenity." I purchased it at the Tea Centre in Courtenay (it is exclusive to them). It consists of the stems, sticks, and leaves remaining after...” Read full tasting note
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    Ciaranbochna 4 tasting notes

From Tea from Taiwan

Spring 2009

Wenshan Baozhong – (also spelled Paochong) is a lightly oxidized oolong tea with the qualities of both oolong and green tea.

As a partially oxidized tea, Baozhong is classified as an oolong tea, but it’s oxidation period is less than typical high mountain oolongs of Taiwan. For this reason Baozhong is often referred to as a green tea. True green teas, however, are un-oxidized.

This Baozhong tea is from the Wenshan district of Taiwan’s Taipei county. The tea has a very light, fresh taste with floral tones. It steeps to a bright green liquor with a very refreshing flavor.

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911 tasting notes

Still recovering from yesterday’s migraine so while I have Maeda-en’s Sen-Cha Fukamushi Reserve sitting on my counter, crying out to be made, I need something softer. So I made a big cup of this up.

Making it up in a cup this large (and with an in cup filter, not in my tea pot) seems to have made the taste a tad murky. But it’s not bad at all. My cup got emptied very quickly so I’m not going to complain. Well, not about the taste or drinkability. Can I just take a moment to complain about the leaves?

There are stems in my leaves. Huge, two or three inch stems. And broken leaves. And they all look unshiny and unhappy. The leaves disappoint me each time I see them. But, the taste that comes out of those leaves? Pretty good. Very drinkable.

Overall, not a fancy tea but a good daily type tea. Shines a little more in a smaller cup.
6g/12oz

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Aww, Auggers. My heart goes out to you, because I know how awful a migraine can be. Please feel better! I hope the tea is soothing you!

Harfatum

Yeah, migraines are awful. Might not be universal, but I have found that rubbing/squeezing the back of my neck tends to head them off, if I catch it early. I still get the visual auras somewhat regularly, but I haven’t had a painful migraine for several years now.

Auggy

Thanks y’all. Unfortunately I didn’t catch this one in time (something triggered it so I didn’t get the build up I normally do) and even my prescription only barely made a dent. Most of the time ice packs and OTC stuff can take care of it but this time was just eeeeevil. Boo. But now about 24-hours later I think I’m finally all good. Yay!

Jillian

I heard something about the herb feverfew helping to stem migrains – might be worth looking into if your meds aren’t working.

Auggy

Thanks, I’ll have to check that out!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Happy to hear that your migraine is gone.

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I do really love the greener oolongs, I have to say. Sometimes the greenness of them — by which I mean that tip-of-the-tongue astringency that says, ‘hey! I used to be a green and growing plant, and I thought that you should know that!’ — can put me off after a few steeps, but when all of the buttery, creamy, floral, greenish goodness is in balance, it’s a truly aromatic, comforting cup.

Something about this one reminds me of popcorn! Very lightly buttered popcorn. It was more intensely floral when it was much hotter, and now seems to be settling down and softening, such that the floral and green elements are nicely balanced by a round, buttery flavor.

It’s not an overly-complex oolong, but it’s a very friendly one. There’s enough going on there that focusing on each sip is pleasant (thank you, popcorn flavor!) but not necessary — I can sip it while I’m doing other stuff and enjoy it sheerly for the smooth flavor and broth-like texture.

Yum!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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The Bao Zhong oolong I have is called “Branches of Serenity.” I purchased it at the Tea Centre in Courtenay (it is exclusive to them). It consists of the stems, sticks, and leaves remaining after processing Bao Zhong oolong. I brewed this in my iron teapot for three minutes, but decided to leave it for the full five, as the flavour was too light after three. Taste is almost imperceptible, though there is a faint fruit note to it. It is very refreshing, and perfect for a quiet evening.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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