Wenshan Bao Zhong Reserve

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Pastries
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170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “As I'm having a sleepless night, might as well drink something spectacular. Using my newly green oolong seasoned yixing pot. This tea...oh my, this tea. It's beautiful. Long twisted strands of...” Read full tasting note
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    TheTeaFairy 390 tasting notes
  • “*Thank you TeaFairy for sending me a sample of your favorite tea!* I tried to review this during the 'Steepster Storm' the other day...to no avail. Not letting me in by hook or crook! There was...” Read full tasting note
    bonniejohnstone 673 tasting notes
  • “I've got a bit of catching up to do from this afternoon as i'm finally getting a few moments. I'm doing my best to sipdown as many teas as i can in order to get back on track with my mid year goal...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4875 tasting notes
  • “This sample came from the ever-wonderful *Virginia*! The leaves are quite twisty and a lovely green. They smell creamy and quite floral as well and brew up a light yellow color. First and...” Read full tasting note
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    mj1851 259 tasting notes

From Tealux

Wenshan, the range of mountains that surround Taipei in northern Taiwan produces a type of oolong that is twisted rather than rolled. It’s a crafting style that hearkens to an earlier time in tea making, and actually predates the rolled oolongs for which Taiwan is known. Called Baozhongs or “Pouchongs”, these teas are the lightest oxidized amongst Formosa teas – usually in the range of 5%-10% – and only lightly roasted to preserve their fresh, lush nature.
Our Wenshan Baozhong comes from Pinglin – where terroir and skilled craftsmanship combine to produce the most reputable teas. Unlike most Baozhongs on the market, ours is barely roasted – we prefer to allow the leaves to speak for themselves.

Harvested in April, this tea is smooth, sweet and enticingly floral, with a subtle hint of cane sugar and cream.

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9 Tasting Notes

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As I’m having a sleepless night, might as well drink something spectacular.

Using my newly green oolong seasoned yixing pot.

This tea…oh my, this tea.

It’s beautiful. Long twisted strands of jade tentacles. From the most luxuriant tea plantations, one of the greenest oolong there is.

The ultimate refinement. A gleaming Rolls Royce.

Creamy and buttery mouthfeel, French pastries with lingering lilacs in bloom. The taste creates an imprint in my mouth that stays forever. Angel breath…

Needless to say, this is a staple. Been restocking on this for a good two years now, I don’t plan on stopping.

This gets the Fairy stamp of approval!

Sarsonator

Well good morning, early bird!

This sounds really lovely. TeaLux sent me a sample of something. Now I really hope it’s this!!!!

MzPriss

So now I need to try Tealux too?

Sarsonator

Well apparently. :p

I got their Dragon Pearls along with my houhin. I really hope this is my sample, but I’m not ready to get out of bed to go look….

Sarsonator

Oh guess what… When I do make it out of bed, I’ll be making some cocoa Amore in my new vanilla pot!!!! Eeeeeeee!!!!!

TheTeaFairy

Well good morning to you too lovely ladies…this tea is really something. Missy Prissy, we talked about this one a little while ago, it’s in your box…I’ve been sending so many Tealux teas, I ran out of most of them, but some are just stunning. But now with WP and Mandala madness, I don’t think I will restock them all. If ever you girls want to place an order, let me know first, I have tried almost all of them, lol. I can give you good recommendations. Their assam #8 is stunning, and so is Da Yu Ling oolong…

TheTeaFairy

Awww, sars, vaniila pot is going to knock your socks off!!

Sarsonator

This one is not my sample. The sample is Feury Doux Champagne. Tried that one?

MzPriss

Does that translate to “Fairy Dew?”

MzPriss

I’m in bed ignoring my dogs and drinking Fujian Black. Sars you will LOVE CA in the vanilla pot. I’m going to do my purple pot for oolong this evening.

Sarsonator

It’s actually Fleury Doux Chanpagne, but I like your translation better

MzPriss

I think my translation is best! Fairy Dew Champagne!

Sarsonator

I had to get up b/c my kitty overlord wanted breakfast. But now I’m back in bed.

MzPriss

My dogs want to get in the bed which usually I let them, but yesterday morning they made me spill my tea and I had to change my sheets and get them in the wash before it stained and it was a LOT of trouble for a Monday morning. So they are looking at me with the BSEs cause I won’t let them up right now.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! You crack me up you two…Fairy Dew? So cute, I want that!!!

Fleury Doux means soft floral…and it’s not even on their website, so it must be something new…sounds really good though.

TheTeaFairy

Oh no! Not bed change again???

And BSEs??? No human can resist canine BSEs…

Sarsonator

Mine get in bed whether I let them or not. Me, Brian, 3 dogs, and Chairman Meow. It’s only a queen sized bed!!!!

It’s a white tea, TTF. I’ll try and report back!!!!

MzPriss

Yes, wicked doggies. Good thing they are adorable. I know, I feel like I;’m giving into the BSEs

MzPriss

3 dogs???? Awesome!

TheTeaFairy

Happy 4 legged family you have there sars :-)

Sarsonator

Try saying that when they have you sardined into your own bed, and you can’t turn over, AND the little monsters have stolen all the covers!!!!!

And the Chairman sits on my head and meows for breakfast!!!!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Love that you have a chaiman to control the madness…

MzPriss

Oh mine lay on the covers really HARD so you can’t pull the covers out from under them and cover yourself up. They make themselves HEAVIER somehow

Sarsonator

The chairman incites the madness!

And yeah, that’s what I mean! They lay on the covers and weigh them down then you are left with none!!!

MzPriss

But then they snuggles up all around me and I melt into a pile of puppy-love

TheTeaFairy

EXACTLY!! I have only one dog (and cats) but he makes himself so heavy (well he is over 100 pounds) that I can’t move a god damn thing from underneath him. Oh, and he snores…not doggy snore…big fat beer belly lumberjack snore!

MzPriss

One of mine snores hard

Sarsonator

LOL!!!! Abby snores, too. Neither of the other dogs do, though.

MzPriss

nother cup of tea. I think it might be CA time

TheTeaFairy

I.cannot.wait.to.get.CA.over.here. In the mean time, I’m getting some snaily. Have I told you gals that WP and Mandala are making almost all my other teas taste bland? It’s a curse.

Sarsonator

Yes. Brewing mine now… Join me.

MzPriss

I have mine. Holy shit it’s good in the vanilla pot LTF!!!! I want yours to get there!

MzPriss

I’m taking my new wee tray to work today and I’m gonna do some WMG. Work sheng!

TheTeaFairy

Enjoy some CA for me ladies…Snaily Yums isn’t a bad replacement though…and I just smelled my little VD pot and it’s full of Port smell and that made me happy.

MzPriss

MMMMMM nose tea is sometimes almost as good as mouth tea

MzPriss

LTF – when I’m done with this cup of GO – I’m going to RE-STEEP! Vanilla Dreams in a yixing is turning us into re-steepers

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Nose tea :-)

And yes…re-steeping is a must in the little pot. I had Port gongfu yesterday and it rendered so many steeps I was amazed!

MzPriss

Oh I should try gongfuing my Port

MzPriss

Nose tea is totally a thing. It doesn;t even have to be brewed – sticking your nose in the bag of GO or Golden Fleece or CA is nose tea!

TheTeaFairy

So true!!

MzPriss

OK lovlies – I need to get in the shower and get to work. I will check in with y’all later.

TheTeaFairy

Have a great day missy :-)

Sarsonator

And my work day begins… I’d rather drink tea with you two all day!

MzPriss

Me too Sars. I’m out the door. Toodles!

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673 tasting notes

Thank you TeaFairy for sending me a sample of your favorite tea!

I tried to review this during the ‘Steepster Storm’ the other day…to no avail. Not letting me in by hook or crook!

There was one exciting day where I brought this tea to Happy Lucky’s for a side-by-side comparison with the Bao Zhong that they sell and serve there. Andy, Joe, Eric, Maggie, Sam and a few regular patrons were on hand. Aroma sets were used to extract full value from the leaves and the tasting was blind. A set on the left and one on the right with only Joe knowing which tea was which.

The Tea’s:

Left Light and slightly savory. There was a hint of sweetness. Quite smooth but no dryness or acidity. Light body overall. Hazy floral taste and aroma.

Right Pronounced floral aroma, rubbery…crocus, jujube. Sweet with a depth up front that rolls back slowly on the tongue. Sweet water, lingering floral. Interesting…makes me want to discover more.

Of the two, I chose the second as my favorite because it’s so interesting and has depth that makes me want to spend more time with the tea. I could spend time just on the aroma…or go on to any part of the tasting and freeze the moment for more reflection. Tea should be that life changing and lead to contemplation. When it happens in a crowd of people, that’s unusual.

Second tea was (tea on the right)… DRUMROLL…TeaFairy’s Bao Zhong (show’s what good taste we both have a-hum!)! Pat on the back for the great reveal! (So glad it worked out that way!)

I’m not that only one that loved her tea!

As things were winding down after the side-by-side tasting,a teashop regular and sweet young lady who loves old people like me…was keeping me from going home. She said that someone who works at the teahouse had something to tell me.
What could it be I wondered? So mysterious!
I waited…and pretty soon one of the tea servers approached and announced that he was officially seeing my young friend and that they both wanted my blessing.

How sweet! My blessing indeed! How old fashioned and delightful!

Tea and blessings! I couldn’t be happier!

Life goes on at the teahouse. People are falling in love and I’m the grandmother basking in the glow of their joy how blessed am I!

Message on a personal note…
I’ve been sick and apologize for the lack of reviews to anyone who has wondered. I mention this not for sympathy but because almost everyone knows somebody with an autoimmune disease or disorder such as mine. It’s only been a matter of months since there has been proof that fibromyalgia is a physiological and not a psychological disease. I’m only one of thousands that has had doctors belittle them as “needing counseling for anxiety” instead of realizing that the pain suffered was real.
If you know people like me with migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis etc. they are not able feel good all the time. The disease throws you all over the place and you go along for the ride. It’s not emotional but effects the emotions. It’s physical…so understand and support them. http://c.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/steps-authentic-happiness-positive-psychology/2013/dec/29/fibromyalgia-solved-pathology-not-mind/
Preaching done!

jeweledthumb

I’m a fellow fibromite. This is a great discovery!

Bonnie

Yep. I’m so grateful not to have diabetes like my mom did and rheumatoid arthritis. Things could be way worse. So far I’ve managed not to take any drugs and bite the bullet.Hope that you do well. Tea helps me a great deal!

mrmopar

And she (Bonnie) is a great lady too!

jeweledthumb

@Bonnie: I’m doing pretty good. I manage to work full time and stay off pain meds for the most part. My worst symptom is getting run down very easily (migraines and IBS certainly don’t help)… but, I must say that tea definitely does help! My hands don’t hurt nearly as much since I started drinking a lot of rooibos! =)

Bonnie

Huh! Rooibos is in the bean family and I’m allergic to beans, potatoes and all nightshade foods. It began at age 58 acting like ibs and got worse. Hope you’ve followed elimination diets. When I removed the things that bother me I got rid of the ibs symptoms. Your hands feeling better might mean that you are sensitive to caffeine. There are ways to get around this.
mrmopar You sweetheart!

mrmopar

Mwaaaaah!

Roughage

Hands off, mrmopar, she’s mine! ;)

caile

As always, your posts are so uplifting for me!

Bonnie

Mrmopar and Roughage only fight over me because I’m old and far, far away. If they were close by…that’s where I’d be a cougar! (Their ladies would shoot me first!) All in jest!
Love my tea guys…they can be my tea pets any day!

mrmopar

Hah Roughage! I am closer and can get there faster! The Mopar can run! Well at least the car can.

Roughage

Curses, foiled again! :)

mrmopar

Yep and you need a passport and I don’t! LOL! We are a crazy bunch aren’t we!

Bonnie

OK you silly men…You really want my tea! I’m on to both of you! Both welcome…we’d have a blast! The teahouse already adores both of you ( oh…You thought the stories were one way here on Steepster….Oh no…I tell Steepster stories at the tea house).
All good though! King of pu and Lord of the Vikings!

TheTeaFairy

Back off, you big tough macho guys, you don’t stand a chance against Fairy Girl Power!!
Haha! You guys are so funny! But no jokes, Bonnie deserves all the love she can get, so let’s just stay united and get a Steepster group hug with her :-)

TheTeaFairy

Bonnie I,m so glad you truly loved this one, it has a real special place in my cupboard and I so wanted to share it with you…that sounded like a great and fun tasting experience!

Bonnie

So funny! Yes, Fairy Girl Power!

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I’ve got a bit of catching up to do from this afternoon as i’m finally getting a few moments. I’m doing my best to sipdown as many teas as i can in order to get back on track with my mid year goal for July (100).

The TeaFairy sent this my way and it is delicious! and it’s a green oolong. But it’s refreshing and sweet and juicy and honestly? I’ll probably buy more later on when my cupboard is under control for those times when i really want a lighter tea. I’ve discovered that i often don’t like flavoured greens, but the occasionally straight green or straight oolong is what i want from time to time.

Thank you so much for sharing TeaFairy! The last little bit of this is of course off to Terri :)

Terri HarpLady

Thank you Sil & TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! You are both welcome, this one is outstanding, so glad I get to share it :-)

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This sample came from the ever-wonderful Virginia! The leaves are quite twisty and a lovely green. They smell creamy and quite floral as well and brew up a light yellow color. First and foremost from this tea, I get a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel. Added to that are bright florals. I’m not great with differentiating florals, but I’m thinking lilac with hints of orchid. There’s also an unexpected pastry note underneath that is reminiscent of flaky pie crust. As the tea cools, the floral notes build. This oolong is quite lovely, but as far as Tealux oolongs go, my heart still belongs to the Gui Hua Osmanthus oolong.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Pastries

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268 tasting notes

Thank you, TheTeaFairy for sharing a little of your favourite oolong with me. This came before you found out I’m not into floral teas. I’ve avoided this for long enough, I have new tea coming in and although it’s not a lot of new tea, it’s enough tea that I feel guilty for still dragging around some samples.

So knowing full well this is not my cuppa I steeped the entire sample into my pot. Very pale coloured tea, so much so that I wondered if I understeeped. floral on the nose, both dry leaf and more so after brewed. I actually like the aftertaste better than the sip!

TheTeaFairy says “light flowery notes”. If one is not into floral he/she will pick up on the slightest flowery note anyway. It’s not bad and it’s not jasmine thus is shall drink it just fine but am not rushing to bring any more into my cupboard.

Thanks again, tea fairy. More for you, I guess!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, no worries…it’s just one of those I like so much I want to share with the world!!

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Omgomgomgomgomgomgomg MY TEALUX ORDER IS HERE! I ordered the day before yesterday, that was QUICK! Bonus: boyfriend was at work when mailman came, so no explaining! Yay!

I chose this one first because the bag had some color detail that the others didn’t (honestly). Then I saw the name and I was like “Ooooh, re-serve!” and I knew I made the right choice.

The dry leaf nose is floral, fresh and intoxicating. The liquor is a clear, sandy colour. I want to say beige but beige is boring and what I’m looking at is not that at all. The infusion smells of fresh country air, lilac, and pollen. I am transported to my childhood. With my grandmother, in the garden of their small town country home, hanging the clothes on the clothesline on a sunny summer afternoon. Not a care in the world, no stress, no perception of time. Blissful.

I sip this precious time-machine elixir and a wonderfully sweet, floral taste fills my mouth. It makes me think of my mother’s antique silver, of expensive shoes I would never be able to afford.

It tastes wealthy, costly, fresh. It’s sugar, it’s blossoming trees, it’s fresh air. This tea has transported me and it reinforces my love for tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML
whatshesaid

Great review! :)

TheTeaFairy

Yay! Tealux is super fast, love that about them…
I love your review, and I’m really happy you liked this tea, it’s my favourite Pouchong and in my top three oolong ever.

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729 tasting notes

This was in the amazing swap box that I received from TheTeaFairy awhile ago. She wrote on the package “My second favorite oolong ever”. It’s no secret that we have different tastes in oolong. She enjoys the lighter more floral ones, I’m into the darker roasted ones.
I’ve been doing better with lighter oolongs lately, so was trying another one and hoping that trend would continue. Ummmm no not really. This one is too floral – the other two I’ve had recently were more green, less floral. I’m sure this is a nice quality green oolong, but it’s just not to my tastes.
Thanks for the sample TheTeaFairy.

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