2019 Winter Farmer's Choice BaozhongFloating Leaves Tea
Baozhong is brightly fragrant, open leaf oolong. Leaves are long, spindly and deep forest green. Although the floral, green profile is similar to high mountain oolong, Baozhong is more direct and straightforward.
This Baozhong is made by our longtime farmer friend Mr Chen in Pinglin. We have been working with him since 2005. He was born into a family of rice farmers, and he switched to tea when he was 17. He is a delightful, hard working and upbeat man. 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 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.
Wet leaves scent is fruity and very sweet smelling. Broth is very juicy feeling and viscous. Body is lighter than usual, almost leaning towards floral. The first note that came to mind when drinking the tea was pineapple. Not the tartness, but the aroma. This crop is particularly fruity and sweet.
- Harvest Location : Pinglin, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : November, 2019
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional