Spring 2022 harvest.
First time trying Eco-Cha’s Wenshan Baozhong and it did not disappoint. This is an all around excellent tea.
Out of the bag, the dry leaves are beautifully aromatic and fresh with a fragrant aroma of stonefruit, sweep sap, and flowers. Lilac and balsamic aromas appear in the wet leaf. It has that classic Baozhong lilac forward taste. This is accented with notes of water lily, bergamot, and orchid. Clean and medium bodied with lingering perfume in the finish. The top notes disappear and the flavor lightens when topped off but still very pleasant.
I mostly steeped it grandpa style @ 190-195 F topping off with boiling water. I preferred it this way to gongfu which was richer but missing some subtleties.
Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Lilac, Lily, Orchid, Sap, Sweet