Wenshan Baozhong - Lightly Oxidized Oolong Tea. Ping Lin. Spring 2017
Baozhong is a specialty of the Ping Lin region north and east of Taipei in Taiwan. It is oxidized at roughly 12%, putting it closer to green teas.
In the nineteenth century, large quantities of Baozhong were exported from Taiwan to the United States, making it that era's most popular Formosa Oolong. Naturally fragrant and sweet, this chartreuse-colored tea deserves to be discovered again.
Insulation from direct sun and air is important to prevent further oxidation and loss of its unique flavors.
Great for: cold brew, all-day sipping, lovers of fine green teas and light oolong
Flavors: orchid, tuberose, sweet pea
Recommended Vessels: Glass, glazed porcelain pots or gaiwans. Avoid porous or unglazed vessels, which tend to absorb the floral fragrance.
Brew temperature: 195°
Brew Time: 30 seconds to 2 minutes