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Formosa Muzha Wenshan Baochong Choicest
Formosa Muzha Wenshan Baochong Choicest Grade
Origin: Muzha, Taipei,Taiwan 木柵‧台北‧台灣
Style: Lightly oxidized, medium bodied, floral notes with a hint of ripe fruit aroma
Loose leaf style: Long twisted
Loose leaf color: Dark green
Wet leaf style: Dark green
Tea color: Honey Green
Baochong Oolong (or Bao Chong, Bao Zhong) is a lightly oxidized
oolong tea originated from northern Taiwan. Although Baochong is
categorized as Oolong tea, in Taiwan, the term Baochong is to
distinguish this long twisted style tea from half ball Dongding style
「Oolong」. As a local said: North Baochong, South Oolong.
very lightly oxidized, just next to Green Tea. The natural floral aroma
distinguish it from other Oolongs. The best Baochong is produced in
Taipei area, all Baochong teas grown in this area are named 「Wenshan
Baochong」 after 「Wenshan region」 in Taipei.
For Baochong tea, you'll look for its fresh clear flowery notes. Good Baochong's intoxicating aroma will lingers in your throat.
Complared to our Pinglin Wenshan Baochong, Muzha Wenshan Baochong is more fruity yet still has the flowery character.
long twisted Baochong style Oolong tea, the best water temperature is
about 90°C. Steep 2 teaspoon tea leaf in 120c.c. (4oz) 90°C-95°C
(190F-203F) water for 1 min, and add 20 seconds for the following
infusions. Provides 3-6 infusions.
Baochong tea leaf is looser than
half ball style oolong, so you'll need more tea leaf for same amount of
water. But still remember not to put too much loose tea to avoid over
packed. One tip to keep in mind is the amount of dry loose tea should be
around 1/2 or smaller of the teaware or container, after brewing, the
tea leaves will expand to 80%-90% of the container. As Baochoung is
really aromatic, it is still nice to have it really light, say 1
teaspoon for 120c.c. hot water still yields the appealing floral
Once you get familiar with the tea, you may explore your own brewing method.
Gongfu teaware or Yixing pots suit best for Oolong tea, glassware, Gaiwan, or porcelain teaware are also good personal choices.