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.
Region: Taipei County
Tasting Notes: cream, lily, orchid
Harvest Season: Winter 2018
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Delicate and satisfying, it just makes me happy.
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.
This batch seems a little milder in flavor - weak? - than my first order of Bao Chong.
Although high quality, I found this tea somewhat uninteresting and flat.