Farmer Chang's BaoZhong Green Oolong (Winter Competition Grade)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Flowers, Gardenias, Orchid, Rainforest, Sweet, warm grass
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “This is probably the most delicate green oolong I’ve ever seen. The smell and taste both make this a green tea to me though. It may have some viscosity that I would say oolong has in character that...” Read full tasting note
  • “My go-to tea right now and one I foresee becoming a perennial favorite. This isn’t just tea, it’s an experience – one I would describe as walking through a fresh meadow of flowers on a spring...” Read full tasting note
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From Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company

“A definite winner from Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company.”

2015 Winter crop now in stock! Farmer Chang is a third generation farmer who grows outstanding Baozhong in a simply pristine environment! This tea is very smooth and drinkable. It won’t get bitter no matter what you do with it and you’ll get floral notes and a clean feeling from the environment where it’s grown on Chang’s small family farm. We classify it as a Green Oolong as it is so close to a green but just barely crosses over the line into Oolong territory.

The second choice is his competition-grade tea. This is the highest quality and picked at the precise instant when Farmer Chang’s life-long experience tells him.

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This is probably the most delicate green oolong I’ve ever seen. The smell and taste both make this a green tea to me though. It may have some viscosity that I would say oolong has in character that green tea may not, but that’s about it.

Really enjoy cup of tea during the spring and summer for sure, but I think I’ll stick with the normal baozhong BTTC has because I don’t foresee having the time to sit down and just enjoy sipping at this as it has subtle notes that need concentration to notice and I will miss out on them for the moment. However, I was able to rebrew this four times which I wouldn’t do with a green tea so that makes it more valuable to me as I look for a nice tea for spring when I do have the time for a hike; which will always include BTTC dragonwell because it’s hands down the best I’ve ever seen, tasted, or heard of.

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My go-to tea right now and one I foresee becoming a perennial favorite. This isn’t just tea, it’s an experience – one I would describe as walking through a fresh meadow of flowers on a spring morning. It’s very versatile and forgiving to any steeping method. Different brewing times and temperatures reveal different qualities and flavors. Grandpa steeped, it brims with lovely florals, creamy vegetal tones, and a luscious aroma. When gongfued, it transforms into a high mountain tea with a richer, full-bodied flavor and that distinctive gao shan aftertaste. Other times, it can resemble a light TGY. Personally, I think continuous steeping gives the best flavor and is economical to boot.

I’m impressed by its longevity. I get 4-5 awesome steeps from just a smattering of leaves in a tall glass. To me that speaks volumes about its quality of the tea and makes the price point more palatable.

I can’t help but compare this to the other competition-grade bao zhong I tried from Taiwan Tea Crafts. That too was an excellent tea but to me BTT’s has a more complex and ethereal flavor. Then again, the other one is a spring harvest so it’s probably not a fair comparison.

Flavors: Flowers, Gardenias, Orchid, Rainforest, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Zennenn

I’ve never done continuous steeping successfully but I want to try it again after reading your review! With this tea of course. :]

Daylon R Thomas

How does it compare to the main stock on BTTC? That one was too vegetal for me personally, but I’ve really enjoyed Baozhong’s from the past especially in coconout/pineapple blends.

LuckyMe

@Zennenn – try using slightly lower temp initially and refilling with boiling water when its 1/3 full. works for me with most teas

@Daylon – never tried their regular bao zhong, but this one is more floral and buttery

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