“I really like this tea. I think it deserves another star (at least one more, maybe a couple more!) so, even though it probably doesn’t count for much, Mr. Xu, I bestow upon you more stars for your...” Read full tasting note
“My last pot of this delicious Pouchong is being used to fuel me this morning. I need that something special to pick me up after having a horrible night. 3 fish died last night and 1 of those I had...” Read full tasting note
“I got this at the end of last week via the Canton Tea Club, and I’d completely forgotten that I had tried it before. In fact, it was the very first pouchong/baozhong/whatever I ever sipped. I...” Read full tasting note
Our exclusive Pouchong from Taiwan took a two star gold award at the latest Guild of Fine Food Awards. The producer, Mr Xu, was delighted and said ‘Two stars, only?’
This is one of our favourite teas and completely exclusive to Canton Tea Co. Grown high on the slopes of WenShan, Taipei county, by farmer Xu and his family, this award-winning Pouchong is incredibly light and refreshing with smooth floral notes and a sweet apricot finish. The locals call it a green tea, but it is actually a very lightly oxidised oolong. The big twisted leaves produce a bright yellow/green liquor that is creamy soft and delicious.
Farmer Xu’s comments
“Every year we enter our Pouchong in the big tea competition Every year we win the top prizes!”
Great Taste Awards 2009/10 – Two Stars
Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.