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Pinglin Bao Chung
Bao Chung processingPinglin District, TaiwanCharity and Feng
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Pinglin Bao Chung

TAIWAN | PINGLIN DISTRICT

4.50 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

TAIWAN | PINGLIN DISTRICT

An aromatic strip-style green oolong that’s purely delicious and refreshing.
 

The lightest oxidised of all oolongs, Bao Chung has the best characteristics of green tea together with unique oolong qualities to create a complex and enjoyable tea experience.
 

Flavour
Fresh, floral, vegetal and sweet

Harvest
Chin-Shin cultivar, Spring

Processing
70% hand picked; light oxidation (5-10%)

Elevation
700 metres

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An aromatic strip-style green oolong that’s purely delicious and refreshing.
 

The lightest oxidised of all oolongs, Bao Chung has the best characteristics of green tea together with unique oolong qualities to create a complex and enjoyable tea experience.
 

Flavour
Fresh, floral, vegetal and sweet

Harvest
Chin-Shin cultivar, Spring

Processing
70% hand picked; light oxidation (5-10%)

Elevation
700 metres

This delicate strip-style oolong is true to its dry leaf aroma of jasmine and produces a yellowish-green clear liquor that is surprisingly floral with a vegetal sweetness of fresh peas.

 

It coats the roof of your mouth and tongue with a smooth and light creaminess, and lingers with notes of honey and osmanthus flowers growing in a spring garden.

 

A fresh and light tea that would pair nicely with Edamame tossed in oil with rock salt and fresh mint served as an appetizer. For an afternoon tea in a garden setting, serve with baklava or banana cake.

Western

3g per 250 mls (1 cup)

First infusion: rinse leaves with 90 oC water for 10 seconds and discard water; infuse for 3 minutes at 90 oC

Additional infusion: gradually increase steeping time for second infusion.

 

Cold Brew

4.5g per 250 mls (1 cup)
Weigh desired amount of tea leaves and place in a pitcher
Add cold filtered water and stir; seal pitcher with a lid
Brew for 4 hours in the fridge
Pour through a strainer to remove tea leaves and serve cold brewed tea over ice

 

2 reviews for Pinglin Bao Chung

  1. 5 out of 5

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    After having tried this green tea, I don’t know if any other green tea I’ve drank before compares – this tea is simply awesome! What distinguishes it from the rest of the teas I’ve had before, is its freshness and a slightly sweet taste which makes it so enjoyable! Whenever I have a cup of this tea I consider it a special treat! If you love your green teas, I would highly recommend you try this one!

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Tried Pinglin Bao Chung tea for the first time and I should say the taste was awesome – slightly sweet green tea that lingers seemingly forever. This tea is light both in taste and color and has a floral taste to it .

    Certainly deserves to be tasted!!!

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Learn about the origin and terroir of this tea.

Pinglin is located in the Wen Shan region in Northeast Taiwan and has access to the purest water source with Fei Cui, Taiwan’s second largest reservoir, in the neighbouring Shiding District. Land development is prohibited and the use of pesticides and fertilizers is strictly regulated, which also creates the best soil and green land for animal and plant habitats.
 

Grown at 700 metres above sea level surrounded by trees the tea farmer’s family has harvested tea in this region for 93 years. Pinglin experiences a lot of rainfall at times, but the tea farm is on a well drained hillside and the plants are not affected.
 

This tea is 70% hand picked and the farmer adheres to traditional oxidation methods when processing Bao Chung to ensure the aroma and flavours retain their fresh, natural qualities. The tea processing method used for creating this strip-style oolong dates back to before the semi-ball rolled oolongs that Taiwan is now known for.
 

Bao Chung is also called Bao Zhong or Pouchong which translates to “wrapped in paper”, and it represents the traditional method of how 150g tea was wrapped by two square papers and turned into a rectangular bag with the tea name and seal on its cover.
 

Approximately 80% of Pinglin residents are either tea growers or tea sellers. When walking through Pinglin District during harvest season you are surrounded by “tea air” that emanates from the leaves naturally withering on bamboo trays in the sunshine.