2018 Spring Baozhong Farmer's ChoiceFloating Leaves Tea
Baozhong is a modern open leaf oolong, naturally fragrant without any scenting. Historically Baozhong was a scented tea until two Taiwanese farmers in Nangang found a way to produce an floral fragrance with innovative processing techniques. It is now one of the most popular oolong teas in Taiwan, although it is relatively unknown here in the States.
This Baozhong is made by our longtime farmer friend Mr Chen in Pinglin. We have been working with him for over 13 years. He was born to rice farmers, and switched to tea. He is one of the hardest working and upbeat farmers we know. He has an experimental attitude about tea farming, and does every step of the processing in house, instead of outsourcing as is common practice now.
Farmer Chen processes this tea to give it a heavier body and more young fruit notes. It is not made to win competitions, that would require extremely light processing, floral notes and a jade colored broth like the Competition Style Baozhong.
This harvest, the tea is rich and fruity. Just three days after arriving in our shop, a beautiful tropical fruit bouquet and thick body had already shown up. We are very excited; this season's tea is awesome!
This is a great summertime tea, it is cooling and refreshing. Also makes excellent cold brew on a hot day.