Huang Shan Bao Zhong Oolong Organic

This Bao Zhong is somewhat a more oxidized giving the tea a slight more roasted, nuttier tone whilst still exhibiting its rather heavenly floral notes.
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Huang Shan Bao Zhong (Pouchong). Commonly produced in Taiwan, this particular Bao Zhong is from Huang Shan in the Anhui province of China. Bao Zhong tea was essentially produced in mainland China originally, but was brought to Taiwan in the late 19th century. And planted in a subtropical jungle near the capital Taipei.

The “Bao Zhong” name itself translates from Chinese as ‘wrapped kind’ and derives from the old practice of wrapping tea leaves into paper during processing. Although, thanks to modern tea processing this is no longer the case, the name has been preserved.

In comparison to its Taiwanese counterpart this Bao Zhong is somewhat a more oxidized giving the tea a slight more roasted nuttier tone whilst still exhibiting its rather heavenly floral notes of lilac, gardenia, and soft hints of vanilla in early infusions. Later infusions reveal notes of clover and river rock minerals. Its character lingers for many infusions due to the freshness of the leaves and quality of craftsmanship.

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Serving tips

For this tea we suggest trying the Western-style of brewing. The idea behind it is to use much less leaf and much more water while brewing-times are much longer to extract as much of the flavor as possible at once.

Grams / 2dl
2.5-3
Temperature °C
80
Minutes
2-4
Cups
2-3

Properties

Body
Roasted/Nuts
Floral
Sweetness
Region Huang Shan, Anhui province
Season April 2020
Cultivar n/a
Elevation 500-600 m