Family Bai’s 2019 April harvest Bao Zhong has arrived! Recently awarded Excellent grade in Bao Zhong competition and Silver Medal at the Royal Agricultural Show Hobart Fine Food Awards. We think it is pretty special as well!
What is Wenshan Bao Zhong?
Wenshan Bao Zhong is a tea that is light in flavour because it is lightly oxidized at 8-12% which places it closer to green tea. However, the oxidization stops the grassy notes of a green tea and creates a strong floral aroma. An excellent Bao Zhong has high floral notes and a mild, sweet taste which is distinctive to Taiwan’s Oolongs. Carefully processed, this tea family has won awards in Europe for their teas which sell out every year.
What is Taiwan Oolong?
Taiwan Oolongs offer the largest breadth and depth within the Oolong family. Wuyi Mountain is the home of Oolong but Taiwan is the world leader in innovative techniques that create unique flavours and aromas. Taiwan’s large range of Oolongs is achieved by 3 important steps: 1.level of oxidization, 2. baking, and 3. rolling style. Taiwan develops innovative oolong types through respecting and honouring traditional Oolong processes brought to Taiwan from Chinese immigrants. Many of Taiwan’s famous and unique Oolongs are available in the Tea Shop Amber Oolong, Oriental Beauty, Alishan Jin Xuan, FB 27
How to enjoy your tea
Taiwan Oolongs are very versatile and can be presented in different ways when you are deciding on your tea service. The lightest Oolongs serve cold in a wine glass while the medium and baked Oolongs serve hot in a beautiful teacup. The darkest Oolongs room temperature in a whisky snifter glass. All styles of Taiwan’s Oolongs work well carbonated and served in a Champagne flute. The range of Oolongs offers lots of different options for tea and food pairing. They are the perfect choice for mindful drinking.
Location: New Taipei
Tea Cultivar: Chin Sing Oolong
Tea Master: BY Teamaster
Harvest Time: 21/04/ 2019
Teaware: 250ml glass, porcelain/ceramic pot
Amount: 1 rounded teaspoons (3g) of tea leaves
Water: 85°C water
Infusion: First infusion at least 3 minutes
Learn more about Oolongs Introduction to Oolong