Alive, bright, refreshing, pure and clean. This certified organic Bao Zhong Oolong is incredibly full-flavored, given the light hue of the brew. Flavors of green stems, lilies, orchid and lychee. Aromas of freshly cut grass and berries that give rise to a subtly uplifting feeling like the time-lapsed opening of a white orchid.
Bao Zhong Oolong is not a rolled tea like many Taiwanese Oolongs, and appears like Taiwanese green tea with large, open, viridescent leaves. Despite its leafy appearance, Baozhong certainly fits the classification of oolong tea with a big, sweet, fresh, floral flavor and aroma. Bao Zhong is withered outdoors and indoors, then minimally oxidized 12-18%, whereas green tea is neither withered nor oxidized. Maintaining the characteristic fresh, pure taste of Bao Zhong is essential, and thus slow, patient and skilled leaf-processing is necessary. Living Tea is very happy to have found this fine example from Northern Taiwan.