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Origin: Fujian Province

Organic Bao Zhong Oolong - Sample

Organic Bao Zhong Oolong - Sample

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Our Organic Fair Trade Bao Zhong Oolong (包種茶),  is a variety of light oolong tea, sometimes anglicized as Pouchong Oolong.  Bao Zhong Oolong goes back a long time, deep into the 19th Century, if not before.

All Oolong Teas occupy that space between unoxidized green teas and completely oxidized black teas. Bao Zhong is on the greener end, at no more than 12% oxidized (and as little as 8%.)  As a result, the sage green colored leaves produce a crisp brew and a buzzy mouthfeel.  Hints of watercress, of apple blossom and sherbert.

The particularly refreshing and totally quaffable brew is made possible by a technique that formerly included being carefully wrapped in paper during the drying process (“bao” means “to wrap”) and while this method has been supplanted by modern processes, the end result remains virtually unchanged. 

Make sure to resteep your leaves!

Bao Zhong is available by 1.75 oz  pouch or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.

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  • 2:30 MIN

  • 205 F

  • 3 TSP - 2.5G PER CUP

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