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Baozhong: Winter 2016 Premium (Batch A) thumbnail
 
Baozhong: Winter 2016 Premium (Batch A)
This tea is bright and floral with a sweet finish, even a notch sweeter than the winter 2015 tea. This contrasts with the more typical crisp finish that usually goes hand-in-hand with well-developed floral notes, a style typified by the spring 2016 batch.
 
year:
2016
season:
winter
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$6.50
75g   resealable bag
$28.00
150g   vacuum-sealed bag
$53.20
300g   two vacuum bags
$100.80
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Baozhong: Spring 2015 Premium thumbnail
 
Baozhong: Spring 2015 Premium
This batch is my first acquisition of a charcoal-baked baozhong. This single change in processing technique has resulted in a fundamentally different tea. Although still more delicate than other Taiwan oolongs, the typical floral notes have been exchanged for a smooth, multidimensional roasted aroma. The flavor is light and remarkably sweet, with none of the the vegetal notes present in conventional baozhong. Try some in comparison with a batch from another season for a clear illustration of the effects of charcoal baking on tea flavor.
 
year:
2015
season:
spring
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$6.50
75g   resealable bag
$28.00
150g   vacuum-sealed bag
$53.20
300g   two vacuum bags
$100.80
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Baozhong: Winter 2016 Premium (Batch B) thumbnail
 
Baozhong: Winter 2016 Premium (Batch B)
This is a classic winter Baozhong tea, floral up front with a creamy, more expansive finish than batch A from the same season. The floral notes evoke wild ginger flowers.
 
year:
2016
season:
winter
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$7.00
75g   resealable bag
$30.00
150g   vacuum-sealed bag
$57.00
300g   two vacuum bags
$108.00
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Superior Baozhong thumbnail
 
Superior Baozhong
Bright floral aroma and smooth, mild flavor. Easy to brew and easy to sip.
 
year:
2016
season:
spring
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$3.00
75g   resealable bag
$13.50
150g   vacuum-sealed bag
$25.65
300g   two vacuum bags
$48.60
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Baozhong: Spring 2016 Premium thumbnail
 
Baozhong: Spring 2016 Premium
This batch has the most distinct floral aroma among the currently available Baozhong teas. The leaves in particular exude a bright aroma somewhere between wild ginger flowers and jasmine, and this carries over into the cup in a delicate and balanced way. This tea finishes a little bit dry, with a crisp freshness that nicely matches its floral qualities.
 
year:
2016
season:
spring
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$6.50
75g   resealable bag
$28.00
150g   vacuum-sealed bag
$53.20
300g   two vacuum bags
$100.80
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Baozhong: Winter 2015 Premium thumbnail
 
Baozhong: Winter 2015 Premium
This batch has everything expected from a fine Wenshan baozhong, and is a good value to boot. The floral aroma is well-developed to spring tea levels in all stages (dry leaf, aroma cup, and taste) and the flavor is very smooth and pleasant. Unique to this tea is a slight sweetness at the end, a departure from the more typical vegetal finish that generally follows after the initial floral notes. I was a able to acquire a fair amount, although I expect this easy-to-recommend tea will go fast.
 
year:
2015
season:
winter
country:
Taiwan
region :
cultivar:
qingxin wulong
15g   sample
$6.00
75g   resealable bag
$26.00
150g   two bags
$49.40
300g   foil bag
$93.60
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