2020 Winter Competition Style BaozhongFloating Leaves Tea
Baozhong is a brightly fragrant, open leaf oolong tea. The leaves are long, spindly and deep forest green. Although it is fragrant and green like high mountain oolong, Baozhong is more direct and straightforward. It's a very refreshing oolong.
We call this one Competition Style because it is made to win tea competitions. It is light bodied and floral with a jade colored broth.
Our longtime friend Farmer Chen grows this tea at his tea farm in Pinglin, in the Wenshan District of Taiwan. He does all the processing in house, start to finish. We love his personality and how it reflects in his easygoing tea!
From just smelling the scent rising off the top of the tea broth, the fragrance is bold and floral leading with a bright note. The sweetness is focused on the front of the tongue and then spreads out leaving behind bright floral aftertaste. The broth is well balanced, but the aroma is the show stopper.
The prominent note is floral, like very sweet little white flowers. It is already opening up quite well, and we will give some more detailed description as it opens more over the next two weeks. Overall we both feel really good about it, and are excited for you to have a taste!
- Harvest Location : Pinglin, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : November, 2020
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional