On a recent sourcing trip to Pinglin we found this beautiful Baozhong from one of our partner farms. It is a perfect example of an organic, high quality, classically produced Wenshan Baozhong. Fresh, smooth light vegetal upfront moving to a creamy floral mid mouth, to finish with a sweet lingering aftertaste that fully encompasses what a fresh spring Baozhong 'should be'. Well, according to the judges anyways. And it wasn't for sale! They were keeping it to enter into the Baozhong competition.
After a lot of convincing, we got our hands on 600g and we are releasing it for anyone who wants to understand what the judges 'think' a Baozhong should taste like. But, we just like it for what it is...
**We could only convince them to give us 600g of this tea as the rest will be entered into the Baozhong competition next month. If it wins, the price would triple or more but rest assured, no matter what happens we won't be changing the price.**
Status: Certified Organic
Season: Spring, 2021
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~90c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.