Spring Wenshan Baozhong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Brisk, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Grassy, Spinach, Sugarcane, Tropical Fruit, Viscous
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3 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “March 2021 harvest First brews from a bag freshly opened had a sugarcane-sweet nose and tastewise, a combination of flowers, tropical fruit and gentle grassy-spinachy character. Refined sweetness...” Read full tasting note
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Cultivar: Code #2028.

Harvested: March 29th 2021

Origin: Pinglin area, Wenshan, northern Taiwan

Process: Lightly oxidized, twisted, well dried, no stems.

1. View

The dry leaves have an unusual light green color with shapes that look overly mature. The brew has a good transparency and a light color between green and yellow. The open leaves look very normal and their rims have red oxidation marks.

2. Scents

The dry scents are fresh and flowery. The brew has the typical subtropical forest scents of an everyday Baozhong.

3. Taste

The taste is quite bold and has a good sweetness for this price level. It is produced from a cultivar that was developed at the same time as Jinxuan (code #2027) and Tsui Yu (code #2029). However, even though this cultivar was never officially released by Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station, farmers have continued to use it in their plantations.

Conclusion: This is another example that shows that Baozhong is not linked to a cultivar but a process. And we are glad that we finally got to select this secret cultivar. It also shows that appearances can be deceiving!

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1 Tasting Note

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March 2021 harvest

First brews from a bag freshly opened had a sugarcane-sweet nose and tastewise, a combination of flowers, tropical fruit and gentle grassy-spinachy character. Refined sweetness and brisk astringency in a moderately viscous and buoyant liquor. A pleasure to drink prepared in a mason jar with water-dispenser hot water at work. This tea produced three fully flavored and textured steeps of forgetful mind timing. It helped to allay my nerves during a frantic and frazzled work day. So far, my biggest issue with this tea is the rather drying quality.

If Tea Masters calls this an everyday baozhong (which I agree with), I can’t imagine Stéphane’s next step up. At $3.50 for 25g, I consider this a deal but there are much better baozhong out there. Let’s see how I can connect with this leaf in a more relaxed setting.

For the tea nerds, this #2028 “is produced from a cultivar that was developed at the same time as Jinxuan (code #2027) and Tsui Yu (code #2029). However, even though this cultivar was never officially released by Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station, farmers have continued to use it in their plantations.”

I’m glad to have received this baozhong as a freebie (a 25g freebie!) as it’s not a tea I would have added to my cart, so thank you very much!

Flavors: Brisk, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Grassy, Spinach, Sugarcane, Tropical Fruit, Viscous

Preparation
3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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