Oolong tea : Bao Zhong from Wenshan Mountains

Bao Zhong from Wenshan Mountains

Sort of Tea - Wen Shan Bao Zhong


Bao Zhong from Wenshan Mountains
Bao Zhong from Wenshan Mountains
Bao Zhong from Wenshan Mountains

Teas of the Bao Zhong variety appeared on Taiwan more than 150 years ago, in the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-19110). In the old days the tea ready for use was wrapped in square bamboo paper and sold in rectangular 4-liang packages. This is where the term “bao zhong” (a wrapped sort) originates from.

The tea grows on the fertile soils of vast high-mountain plantations at altitude exceeding 400 meters above the sea level – which determines its unusual flavor. The tea’s solid elongated leaves are curled in the shape of wavy strips, their wrinkly surface colored dark-green. After brewing the leaves yield a clear honey-green infusion tending to golden. The drink combines a kind of noble fragrance with notes of orchid and a mild yet rich flavor ending in a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Sort of Tea: Went Shan Bao Zhong

Origin: Taiwan, China

Content according to the Chinese classification: elite oolong tea

Brewing method: pour 300 ml of water at 90-100˚ С over 3 grams of tea leaves (2 teaspoons). Multiple brews are possible.

Net weight: 85 gram