Wen Shan Bao Zhong Competition Grade 2nd Prize 2023
country of origin Taiwan
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Wen Shan Bao Zhong
Tea awarded second prize at the spring round of the New Taipei City Wen Shan Bao Zhong Competition. Here, countless samples from this year's spring harvest in the Wen Shan area southeast of the capital Taipei were judged. The dark blue-green, longitudinally rolled to curly leaves with an the intoxicating cooling aroma of exotic plants. A light greenish infusion of beautifully balanced, creamy smooth, sweet flavor with a varied palette of floral notes, a trace of exotic fruits with a predominance of mango, durian and rose.
How to prepare Wen Shan Bao Zhong
These tea leaves are suitable for Asian-style preparation, which includes multiple infusions: you steep 5 grams of tea leaves per 150 ml of water that has boiled and cooled to 85–90 °C for 30 seconds and in the following three infusions, you steep the leaves for 40, 60, and 90 seconds, respectively. Feel free to experiment with steeping time, water temperature, and the amount of tea leaves. You can also read our articles on tea preparation and water quality.
Wen Shan Bao Zhong Tea 文山包種茶
Wen Shan Bao Zhong tea is originated about 150 years ago. It is introduced by “Wong Yi Cheng” from AnXi, Fujian. He used the Wuyi Oolong tea processmethod in making Anxi oolong tea. (The tea plant was saying that from Anxi atthe time). It was success in sale and he introduced this tea to everyone. After that tea was packed in 150g per squarepaper bag and stamped the company name on it. So it is called ” Bao Zhong Tea”. Bao Zhong means "wrapped one", originaly the tea was wrapped in paper. The best season to make this tea is inSpring or Winter harvest.
Form: Whole Leaf Oolong
Harvest: Spring Season
Country of origin: Taiwan