Thanks very much, SkySamurai! This was shipped here well before the teabox. I’m still working on the pre-teabox package! I steeped this a couple days ago but bungled purely everything in every steep so HAD to try it again. Now it’s much better. I even forgot the rinse last time and I saw tiny particles in the rinse, which seems odd for this type of oolong. I love a good Baozhong. The dry leaves have a great sweet creamy scent which is also what it tastes like! Though the brew is still VERY yellow in color which I guess is why I thought I had bungled it in the first place, but I guess this is the color it should be! The flavors are tough to piece together, they seem very one note, which is surprising to me for a Wenshan Baozhong. Mellow, sweet, minerals, creamy. And very very consistent but not as complex as I’d wish for a Baozhong.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for full mug // rinse // 28 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 16 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 min
Steep #3 // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 min