Deep Baked Wenshan Bao Zhong Tea, Lot 585

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Candy, Caramel, Char, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dill, Dry Grass, Floral, Grain, Grass, Marine, Mineral, Orchid, Osmanthus, Pastries, Peach, Pine, Plant Stems, Roasted, Spices, Sugar, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “This deep baked baozhong hits the senses strikingly like a qilan rock oolong, though it exhibits more of the grassy/plant stem/banana leaf greenness of Taiwanese oolongs than a light-roasted Wuyi...” Read full tasting note
  • “Simply scrumptious! Never had roasted/baked Bao Zhong before. If I didn’t know any better I’d swear this was a Dan Cong. Large twisted dark brown black leaves with flecks of green. Wet leaf smell...” Read full tasting note
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Wenshan Bao Zhong tea is a good example of how Taiwan is so distinctive in its tea offering to the world. If there is one tea that is synonym with spring it is Bao Zhong tea! With its light and refined taste, Bao Zhong tea is the perfect choice for people who wish to drink green tea but are not attracted to its grassiness. Its gently curled, lightly oxidized full leaves of the dried tea are simply beautiful to look at. When steeped, the leaves unfurl rapidly to reveal their intriguing aroma of green vegetal notes that evokes buttered green beans with distinctive floral overtones. Nothing aggresses the senses. The liqueur is smooth, refreshing, and very pleasant. When baked with a bit more intensity than our Lot 591, the very heady flower notes are more voluptuous and complex and give way to a dominant nutty taste and texture; roasted almond butter to be more precise. The tea proposes a dry but not raspy texture with a good thickness that lingers into a buttery smooth finish. This is a complex yet still very refreshing cup that is quite accessible and enjoyable. This would be a very good choice for anybody wishing to be gently introduced to baked oolongs. This particular Lot 585 was baked in October 2016 using some of our Spring Competition Grade Tea!

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1158 tasting notes

This deep baked baozhong hits the senses strikingly like a qilan rock oolong, though it exhibits more of the grassy/plant stem/banana leaf greenness of Taiwanese oolongs than a light-roasted Wuyi qilan can offer. Rich milk chocolate and caramel aroma of the dry leaf, with hints of charred wood and dill, yields to the roast and spice bread after warming and rinsing. The strength of the tea lies in its dense and heady chocolate and floral aromatics which are less expressed as pure flavor. There is some alkalinity from the roast in the first few steeps and pleasing astringency throughout. Roasty, floral and mineral sweet with a peach impression. Lingering fragrance in the mouth and light yet long banana leaf and sugared peach gummi aftertaste that later hints at buttery osmanthus. Somewhat cooling, alpine feel.

Deeply relaxing tea, so much that I forewent trying the remainder of my sample both western and grandpa. This tea lends itself very well to evening gongfu sessions. Either the caffeine content is low and/or the high, creamy florals lull me into not noticing or caring.

All through this week into my days off on Sunday and Monday, the weather should be cool and cloudy with some rain. This is the perfect spring weather to sample my other baozhong oolong of varying roast levels and to sipdown the last of the pure green stuff I have.

Song pairing: Placebo — Haemoglobin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuvD4d80vJ0
Shoot, maybe all of the Black Market Music album. One of those nights.

Flavors: Butter, Candy, Caramel, Char, Chocolate, Cocoa, Dill, Dry Grass, Floral, Grain, Grass, Marine, Mineral, Orchid, Osmanthus, Pastries, Peach, Pine, Plant Stems, Roasted, Spices, Sugar, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Martin Bednář

Thank you for Placebo! I listened to few songs again when I saw your tasting note :)

derk

Kings of nostalgia.

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188 tasting notes

Simply scrumptious! Never had roasted/baked Bao Zhong before. If I didn’t know any better I’d swear this was a Dan Cong. Large twisted dark brown black leaves with flecks of green. Wet leaf smell of baked chocolate chip cookies and floral bouquet. The flavor has almond, butter, florals, and a sweetness that is dry in nature. Steeped 10/15/20/30/40/60/90 then flavors drop off. Been looking to settle down with my tea buying, you know choose a red, oolong, pu erh and stick with it and wasn’t really prepared to like this so much. Indeed I will now have to have more of this beauty.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
Daylon R Thomas

If only I wasn’t done with my budget for tea.

BigDaddy

My house needs work the yard is a mess and all that IRS money is finally here but surely I can spend a few bucks on tea first , right?

tanluwils

Very nice. I have yet to try baozhong oolong.

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