Baozhong Expert's Pick
About Wenshan Bao Zhong Tea (Pouchong)
Baozhong, also know as Pouchon, is a lightly oxidized and twist shape leaf oolong tea from Taiwan. Since the oxidation level is light, Baozhong has a long finish, grassy and the aroma of light moss and white flowers like lilies.
Our Baozhong is a stye of oolong from Pinglin that dates back to the beginnings of Taiwanese Tea. We went old school here with the help of a famous tea-competition judge and this is the local expert’s handpicked batch of oolong. Baozhong Tea is an elegant old lady whose story you want to discover. For our literary types, this tea is you meeting Joan Didion without knowing she is Joan Didion.
The cultivar of our Baozhong is called Qingxin, or Qing Xin, which translates to Green Heart. Qingxin is the most popular varietal for oolong teamaking in Taiwan. It produces the most aromatic, delicious and finest teas. Oolong Tea made with this cultivar is often lightly oxidized.
The name Baozhong
The name Baozhong means “the wrapped kind” which refers to package style used at the time.
Chinese Name: 文山包種茶
Alternative Name: Pouchong
Origin: Pinglin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Elevation: 500 meters
Flavor Profile: Lily, light moss, juniper berry, grass
Mouthfeel: Light, refine, elegant
These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Brewing tea can be made in a variety of different ways.
Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 196°F / 91°C
Steep Time: 1~1:30 minutes / + 1 minute per infusion
Number of Infusions: ~3