Baozhong is one of the oldest varieties of Taiwanese oolong tea, known since the nineteenth century. "The old Baozhong of Tiao Sin" ("Baozhong Strips") is made in Hsinchu, the historical district of its production.
Dry leaf: long, burgundy-brown flagella of tweested leaves. The aroma is restrained, with notes of fruits and wood. The liquor is transparent, with apricot shade.
The bouquet of brewed tea is mature and complex, fruity-balsamic, with notes of autumn leaves, cognac and chocolate. The aroma is deep and calming. The taste is rich and full-bodied, refined and silky, sweetish, with delicate sourness in lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (95°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 6 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 10 times.
«Baozhong Strips» is a perfect choice for ceremonial tea drinking in meditative solitude or in a small company of friends on the same wave. The effect is warming, relaxing and soothing.