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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea / Pouchong (包種茶) from Pinglin District

  • Region: Pinglin
  • Harvest: 2024
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $22.00

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Bao Zhong oolong tea grows on the Wenshan Mountains near Taipei in northern Taiwan, in Pingling county.

It is named also Pouchong tea, literally "the wrapped kind", refers to a practice of wrapping the leaves in paper during the drying process.

Bao Zhong (Pouchong) tea is the "full aroma" oolog. It is lightest oxidized Formosa oolong and it is lightly roasted and this gives clear green infusion, fresh and delicious taste.

Bao Zhong (Pouchong) tea promotes weight loss due contained in tea theine (tea caffeine) , vitamins and minerals. Affects lipid metabolism, helps with atherosclerosis, strengthens blood vessels, relieves tension, promotes relaxation and improves mood.

Bao Zhong is in season during spring (March-April) and winter (October-November) time periods. It is a light green and lightly fermented oolong and will oxidize fast if not stored properly.

Leaves: greyish green, more twisted than rolled.


Bao Zhong (Pouchong) gives off a floral and melon fragrance and has a rich, mild taste, with notes of sugar and cream.


The general recommendation for this tea is to brew it as all light oxidized tea.

We recommend glass or porcelain pot. You can also use clay pot, but check that before no stronger teas were brewing there (for example red tea).

The temperature of water used for making Bao Zhong Oolong is lower. We recommend to use water about 80-85°C (175-185°F).

Use approximate 3 grams of tea leaves for 250 ml of water. It requires a longer brewing time than most of other Taiwan oolongs. 3-5 minutes is recommended and then increase steeping time for every next brewing. Same amount of tea can be prepared for several times.

Additional information

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.

You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.

Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.

Steven Murphy 23/05/2021
Great floral aromatics and flavor. I bought the standard grade and am quite satisfied with it. I like to brew this one in my 20 oz. cast iron teapot and then let cool and pour over ice for an excellent and refreshing ice tea. I would buy this one again in a minute!
jungu im 20/05/2020
This Bao Zhong Oolong I tried for the first time was so moving and satisfying.
I bought a superior-grade tea and brewed it in gaiwan at 120ml. 5g. 35s.
The scent of Bao Zhong Oolong has a strong floral scent,
It was fresh and sweet at the end. Even if you brew seven times,
The strong taste and aroma were maintained. Even now, the scent remains in my mouth and I am satisfied with choosing Pinglin. Lastly, thank you for the very fast delivery. It didn't take 3 days to Korea. Because of the corona, green tea ordered from teavivre China did not come even after 60 days.

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