Bao ZhongOolong Tea

$2.00–$68.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

Bao Zhong is a lightly oxidized oolong tea from Taiwan that is harvested twice per year, with a spring crop in April and a winter harvest in December. Our Bao Zhong is made from the famous qingxin tea cultivar, which presents a delicate palate with aromas of lilac and orchid when lightly oxidized. The name Bao Zhong refers to the "wrapped style" of traditional processing, in which this tea undergoes a very light rolling in order to keep its twisted leaf shape, and an oxidation level of less than 20% is maintained to preserve ethereal, high floral aromas. Bao Zhong is alternatively spelled as Pouchong in the tea trade.


Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
195°F
Steep Time
3-4 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 60% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

Basic Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3-4 minutes

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

Ingredients

Oolong tea.

Origin

Taiwan

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Not too smelly
Mar 4, 2015
This oolong has a really evocative smell. The colour isn't particularly intense but the smell and flavour is developed. This... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
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Balmda2
Feb 4, 2014
Incredible. Its a very delicate and floral tea. Very crisp flavor profile that almost dances on your tongue. I've never had a... read more
Brian Almdale
Chicago, AL
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Balmda2
Feb 4, 2014
Incredible. Its a very delicate and floral tea. Very crisp flavor profile that almost dances on your tongue. I've never had a... read more
Brian Almdale
Chicago, AL
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Not too smelly
Mar 4, 2015
This oolong has a really evocative smell. The colour isn't particularly intense but the smell and flavour is developed. This... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
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Balmda2
Feb 4, 2014
Incredible. Its a very delicate and floral tea. Very crisp flavor profile that almost dances on your tongue. I've never had a... read more
Brian Almdale
Chicago, AL
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Not too smelly
Mar 4, 2015
This oolong has a really evocative smell. The colour isn't particularly intense but the smell and flavour is developed. This... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
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