Spring 2015 Competition Wenshan Bao Zhong Tea, Lot 431

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Grass, Melon, Seaweed, Sugarcane
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “This is a delicious oolong for when you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. The dry and wet leaf are intoxicatingly floral. The flavor of the tea itself is reminiscent of TGY minus the...” Read full tasting note
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Wenshan Bao Zhong tea is a good example of how Taiwan is so distinctive in its tea offering to the world. With its light and refined taste, Bao Zhong tea is the perfect choice for people who wish to drink green tea but are not attracted to its grassiness. Its gently curled, lightly oxidized full leaves of the dried tea are simply beautiful to look at. When steeped, the leaves unfurl rapidly to reveal their intriguing aroma of green vegetal notes that evokes buttered green beans with distinctive floral overtones. Nothing aggresses the senses. The liqueur is smooth, refreshing, and very pleasant. The light roasting that seals the flavours and aroma of this tea adds a very pleasant almond-like finish and taste. If this is your first time trying out a Bao Zhong, you simply can’t go wrong with this Competition Tea! For those of you who are tempted but need to be convinced, we recommend that you purchase a 25 g sample before committing to one of the tins or box sealed by the competition organizers. What beautiful gifts these can make! You can also consider our house Baked Bao Zhong and Deep Baked Bao Zhong for a more biscuity experience.

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This is a delicious oolong for when you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. The dry and wet leaf are intoxicatingly floral. The flavor of the tea itself is reminiscent of TGY minus the heavy body.

First Steep: Opens with a bursty of fruity, honeysuckle-like sweetness then becomes vegetal with a touch of seaweed as it goes down
Second Steep: Sweet and grassy. The floral notes open up, full of gardenia and lilac.
Third Steep: The fruit and florals begin to fade a bit and the tea takes on a more vegetal character
Fourth Steep: Flavor is still there, but noticeably flatter
Fifth Steep: Mostly vegetal with a tiny mineral hint to remind you this is an oolong
Sixth Steep: All of the flavor has been wringed out by now

This tea is quite versatile with brewing. I’ve had good success brewing it gongfu, grandpa style, and western style. Unless you’re doing gongfu, I recommend drinking individual steeps as the nuances of the tea seemed to be lost when steeps were combined.

The only negative is the price is a bit much at $11 for 25g. Not a good value for the money.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Grass, Melon, Seaweed, Sugarcane

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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