DESCRIPTION

ORCHID BAO ZHONG
oolong tea (tin)

One of the most celebrated teas from Taiwan, Bao Zhong (or Pouchong) is minimally oxidized and walks a fine line between oolong and green tea. Bao Zhong has a mild (yet rich) flavor with a buttery-smooth, luxurious, underlying complexity. Sit back and savor this tea’s wonderful lily and lilac aromas with a tease of fresh melon and tropical fruit. Oolong tea is prized for its high antioxidant levels and body-slimming effects. Taiwan's oolongs are among the finest in the world.

NET WT (per tin): 1.23 oz (35 g)

INGREDIENTS

ORCHID BAO ZHONG
oolong tea (tin)

  • Oolong tea

This tea is made from 100% natural ingredients.

ORIGIN

ORCHID BAO ZHONG
oolong tea (tin)

Taiwan

PACKAGING

Our elegant, embossed tin is designed to keep tea fresh and full of flavor.

Each tin holds approximately 48 teaspoons (16 tablespoons) of loose tea. The number of servings-per-tin varies depending upon the type of tea, leaf size, cup size and desired strength (amount of tea used).

The tin itself measures 6.25 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide and 2 inches deep.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

  1. A lovely oolong - it's tough to find Bao Zhong!

    Posted by C B on 14th Jun 2019

    I was thrilled to be able to try this one. Thanks so much Octavia Tea! I LOVE Bao Zhong and if it's called "Orchid Bao Zhong", I'm especially intrigued -- my favorite oolongs taste like flowers. The leaves are bigger, as Bao Zhong leaves usually are, but not the biggest I've seen from a Bao Zhong. The brew color is a light green. The flavor is lovely, but not something I'd call particularly 'orchid'. It's a milky flavor and creamy texture, which is surprising to me for a Bao Zhong. The aftertaste turns into subtle hints of lingering fruits like pineapple with the milk turning into coconut, which is more what I expect from this type of oolong. All four steeps seemed completely different in flavor - the last two being more buttery. I think the leaves could have kept going for many steeps. I also think I should try this with a flat teaspoon instead of a heaping teaspoon, to see if it's even smoother. A very delicious oolong, but I wouldn't say the flavor profile distinctly tells me it's a Bao Zhong oolong if it were a blind taste test, though to be honest, I've only tried a handful of Bao Zhong teas.
    Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
    Steep #2 // 13 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
    Steep #3 // 13 minutes after boiling // 2 min steep
    Steep #4 // just boiled // 3 min steep


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