Bao Chong

$32.75
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The Wenshan area of northern Taiwan is known for its cool, moist climate and rich soil, which have produced some of the finest Bao Chong oolong teas for the past 150 years. The first style of Taiwanese oolong made on a significant scale, these very slightly oxidized leaves are carefully shaped into long, tight twists. They release a rich, creamy flavor and silky texture through many infusions, as the classic jade liquor color deepens to a luminescent yellow gold.

The fragrance is intoxicating: lush floral notes of lily and orchid linger on the leaves and in the empty cup. Fans of Nantou or traditional High Mountain oolongs will enjoy this tea—try brewing with water just off a boil, and steep the leaves multiple times.

Country: Taiwan
Region: Taipei County
Tasting Notes: cream, lily, orchid
Harvest Season: Winter 2018

2 oz

Click here to order a small sample size of this tea.

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Brew temperature 190-200º F
Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 2-3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing½-¾ full, 10-30 second steep

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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S
S.

Delicate and satisfying, it just makes me happy.

E
E.N.

Excellent tea.

M
M.B.

We enjoyed this oolong tea very much. We served it both as a hot tea and over ice for a cool beverage. I'm very happy to have purchased this tea.

M
M.A.

This batch seems a little milder in flavor - weak? - than my first order of Bao Chong.

Hi Mary, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback; we really appreciate it. Just to see if we can help, how are you brewing this tea? We might be able to suggest some parameter adjustments to bring out a bolder flavor. Thank you again for supporting small tea farmers, and hope we can talk soon!

J
J.S.

Although high quality, I found this tea somewhat uninteresting and flat.

s
s.k.
not impressed

this oolong is monotone in flavor, not much of the floral and cream notes as highlighted in the websites's profile. i am brewing according to instructions with a temperature controlled water kettle. not as costly as other oolongs; however, still not worth the price tag. will not be ordering this again.

Hi Seema,
Thanks for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Bao Chong. If you'd like to try it again, we'd recommend upping the water temperature by 5 or 10 degrees; you may find that the increased heat will bring out the characteristic creaminess of this cultivar.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
50%
(3)
17%
(1)
17%
(1)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
S
S.

Delicate and satisfying, it just makes me happy.

E
E.N.

Excellent tea.

M
M.B.

We enjoyed this oolong tea very much. We served it both as a hot tea and over ice for a cool beverage. I'm very happy to have purchased this tea.

M
M.A.

This batch seems a little milder in flavor - weak? - than my first order of Bao Chong.

Hi Mary, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback; we really appreciate it. Just to see if we can help, how are you brewing this tea? We might be able to suggest some parameter adjustments to bring out a bolder flavor. Thank you again for supporting small tea farmers, and hope we can talk soon!

J
J.S.

Although high quality, I found this tea somewhat uninteresting and flat.

s
s.k.
not impressed

this oolong is monotone in flavor, not much of the floral and cream notes as highlighted in the websites's profile. i am brewing according to instructions with a temperature controlled water kettle. not as costly as other oolongs; however, still not worth the price tag. will not be ordering this again.

Hi Seema,
Thanks for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Bao Chong. If you'd like to try it again, we'd recommend upping the water temperature by 5 or 10 degrees; you may find that the increased heat will bring out the characteristic creaminess of this cultivar.