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About Wenshan Bao Zhong Tea (Pouchong)

Baozhong, or Pouchong, is a lightly oxidized and twist shape leaf oolong tea from Taiwan. Baozhong is gently grassy and has the aroma of light moss and white lily flowers. 

Our Baozhong is a style of oolongs 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 name Baozhong

The name Baozhong means “the wrapped kind” which refers to package style used at the time.

Tea Profile

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Chinese Name: 文山包種茶
Alternative Name: Pouchong
Origin: Pinglin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 500 meters
Oxidation: 0~10%
Roast: Light
Flavor Profile: Lily, light moss, juniper berry, grass
Mouthfeel: Light, refine, elegant

The Cultivar

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Baozhong is made with Qingxin, or Qing Xin cultivar, which translates to Green Heart or Clear Heart. Qingxin is the most popular tea cultivar for oolong tea making in Taiwan, particularly in high mountain cultivation. Oolongs made with this cultivar is often lightly oxidized. 

Brewing Instructions

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These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Trust your palate and feel free to experiment.

Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 195°F / 91°C
Steep Time: ~ 1 - 2 minutes
For more information on how to brew tea check out our brewing guides

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