Wen Shan Oolong
This exceptional oolong tea is grown at high elevations near the Wen Shan mountains in Ping Lin county in northern Taiwan and processed in a style that is unique to authentic Bao Zhong oolong tea. After plucking, the leaves are withered and slightly rolled. Bao Zhong (also sometimes called Pouchong) oolong is lightly oxidized towards the greener end of the spectrum of oolong teas.
The flavor of Bao Zhong oolong tea is fresh, similar to a light green tea but with a distinct complexity including natural floral, buttery notes that wash over the upper palate ending in a clean finish. For those who enjoy green teas and are interested in exploring oolong teas, Bao Zhong is an excellent first choice as well as an enduring favorite.
How to Prepare Bao Zhong Oolong Tea:
Heat water (filtered if possible) to 175˚F-180˚F (add a little cool water to boiling water to reduce temperature) and add one teaspoon loose leaf tea per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Infuse the tea leaves for 2-3 minutes depending on taste preference. May be infused 2-4 additional times.
Oolong teas are traditionally prepared in smaller earthenware or porcelain tea pots and shared in smaller cups using the pot to brew subsequent infusions. Create your own ceremony or prepare the tea by the cup. Experiment – oolong teas have an incredible range of subtle flavor profiles depending on how they are prepared, how long they are brewed, how pure the water used, etc. and yet they are hardy enough to shine through such a wide range of brewing methods. Everyone finds their own favorite way to prepare and enjoy an exceptional oolong tea.
Natural oolong tea leaves. Origin: Wen Shan Mountains, Ping Lin, Taiwan.