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WEN SHAN BAO ZHONG

"WRAPPED TEA"
WULONG
★ PESTICIDE-FREE

Wenshan, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Made in 1986 and aged for 35+ years in Taiwan, this tea is a great example of traditional Taiwanese wulong with a rich, smooth, deep taste and calming 'Cha Qi'. A beautiful find for an experienced tea drinker. MORE

When properly stored, this tea gets better with time!

AROMA
Floral, fruity
TASTE
Fruity, creamy

ALTITUDE: 700-800
CULTIVAR: Qing Xin
HARVEST: Spring, 1986

WEN SHAN BAO ZHONG WULONG CHA 1986

ORIGIN

Bao Zhong, literally "the wrapped kind", refers to a practice of wrapping the leaves in paper during the drying process that has largely been discontinued due to advancements in tea processing. In the late 1700s an immigrant from Anxi, Fujian named Wang Yicheng made a wulong tea from the Qing Xin varietal. Wang did not roll the leaves, instead, he wrapped the striped tea leaves flat in white paper and stamped the packages with the name of his tea house. This type of tea came to be called “Baozhong”.


This tea is the lightest oxidized wulong tea produced around the world. Excellent storage has preserved its inner beauty, softness, and femininity.

ORGANOLEPTICS
The aroma of dry leaves is sweet and bright, beautifully accompanied by soft baked notes. You wouldn’t expect this from tea that’s over 35 years old! Very bright, pleasant aroma with bakery, caramel, and floral notes. Delicate and warm, the aroma promises to provide an unforgettable tea experience. After warming up, the aroma is revealed into fruity, sugary, floral motifs. Here bakery spices smoothly transform into lightly dried exotic fruits.

After rinsing tea leaves reveal themselves in all their glory and begin to shimmer with creamy and vanilla notes. An unusually delicate and subtle aroma, which changes as the tea session progresses and goes into woody-malt motifs with a whiskey hint. There is also an obvious citrus universe, which is typical for old tea and is highly appreciated by tea connoisseurs. Tea with such a note is attributed to traditional medicine in China.

The taste is clean, sweet, and deep, with fruity notes and a creamy texture. Long, floral aftertaste! There is vanilla and flowers in an empty bowl. The colour of the infusion is light amber, herbal infusion. A clear 'Cha Qi' has a calm character and immerses you in a state of peace and tranquillity. An excellent choice for an evening deep dive into the 'here and now' state. The tea opens into whole leaves, which indicates the high quality of the material and careful storage. A wonderful piece for a tea gourmet's collection.
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