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Bao Zhong - Wrapped Kind - Oolong Tea

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One of the classics from Taiwan. Bao Zhong, together with Tie Guan Yin and Fo Shou, were the original three teas brought from China for cultivation. Its name translates as the Wrapped Kind and comes from the traditional method of packaging whereby it would be wrapped in paper sheets. Usually, this tea is one of the greener oolongs. However, our version is slightly different, because ours is encouraged to oxidise just a little bit longer. This allows the flavour profile to gradually shift away from the vegetal spectrum, until it strikes a perfect balance between vegetal, floral and fruity notes. This tea is also one of the few Taiwanese oolongs that is not ball rolled, a key factor that makes it rather suitable for aging. However, do not attempt to store this away in your cupboard and just forget about it, as proper oolong ageing is an art in its own right. Sometimes known as Wenshan Baozhong, in reference to the historical area where it used to be predominantly cultivated, and alternatively spelled as Pouchong. A versatile tea that is also a top choice for cold brewing.


● Harvest: 1st week April 2021
● Location: Pinglin, New Taipei City, Taiwan
● Altitude: 400-600m
● Cultivar: Qing Xin

● Method: hand-picked
● Pluck: bud plus 1-3 leaves
● Oxidation: 10-20%
● Roast: none

Tasting notes

● Dry leaf: twisted and wiry whole leaves, dark olive green colour
● Wet leaf: unfurls partially, lightly bruised edges
● Liquor: daffodil colour, yellow hue

● Dry leaf: melon, ripe pear, pastry
● Wet leaf: lilac, orange blossom
● Empty cup: dandelion

● Taste: buttered spinach, almond
● Aftertaste: garden peas
● Mouthfeel: juicy, silky, medium astringency

bao zhong wrapped kind flavour wheel by oolongtime

Brewing tips

The following tips are for your guidance.
Please feel free to adjust to taste.

Gongfu style
● 5g per 100ml at 90°C (195°F)
● 15-20 secs for 1st steep
● add 5-10 secs for each re-steep
● 4-6 steeps total

Western style
● 1.2g per 100ml at 90-95°C (195-205°F)
● 2 mins for 1st steep
add 30-60 secs for each re-steep
1-3 steeps total

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Customer Reviews

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Yamato Saito
Delicious and almost like green tea

This is a very nice tea. I think it can be compared to green tea, but this one has more flower flavors. Perfectly in between green tea and oolong. Thank you

Ines Andrada
cold brewing!

i like to put this tea in the fridge overnight and let it cold brew. ready to go the next morning and perfect for a hot day. refreshing!

Abigail Bell
Spring is in bloom

Love it. As close as an oolong can get to being a green tea. Just less grassy and more flowery. I like to think of it as though we are going from early to late spring, all the young green buds begin to bloom and we get this burst of colours and smells.