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Alishan Baozhong

$26.00

Alishan Baozhong

  • 漢字 阿里山包種烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, twisted

    flavor notes crisp, floral, bright

    漢字 阿里山包種烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, twisted

    flavor notes crisp, floral, bright

    A unique fusion of terroir and craftsmanship, this tea combines the traditional crafting style of Wenshan Baozhong with the high-elevation growing environment of Alishan. This minimal processing (~5% oxidation + ultralight convection baking) allows the leaves to speak for themselves, resulting in a tea that perfectly distills the influence and taste of this region.

    The crafting method of this tea originates in Northern Taiwan and hearkens to an earlier time in tea making, pre-dating the rolled oolongs for which Taiwan is known. Referred to as baozhong or “pouchong” (“bundled variety”) in Chinese, these teas are twisted rather than rolled and represent the lightest of Taiwan’s oolongs. Typically oxidized in the range of 5%-10% and only lightly roasted, baozhongs are crisp and floral, preserving the fresh, lush nature of the raw leaves.

    Our Alishan Baozhong was harvested in the third week of April, 2020, at an elevation of 1400m (close to 5000 feet.). This high elevation spring harvest produces a mellow texture and crisp brew with notes of cane sugar, gardenia, and cream.

  • Brewing Guide

    Baozhong is a very forgiving tea, consistently sweet and creamy. However, it won’t respond to a light hand. If you brew too quick, too cool, or don’t use enough leaves, it will not deliver its flavor. To truly experience Baozhong, don’t hold back.

    Use 4 grams of tea and water at 205 degrees in temperature. Give the tea an initial 1 second rinse, then steep for 2 minutes. Decant the first infusion after the leaves open fully. Steep the second infusion for 2 minutes, gradually increasing steep time in 30 seconds increments for subsequent infusions.


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