2016 Winter Hongxin Baozhong

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Cultivar: Hongxin
Harvested by hand: November 15th, 2016
Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan, northern Taiwan
Process: Lightly oxidized, striped.

Baozhong started to be planted in the Nangang mountain, east of Taiwan at the end of the 19th century. Then, it quickly was grown in most hills of northern Taiwan. The reason for this development is that Baozhong won first prizes at several International Exhibitions (Paris, Milan, Panama) in the early 20th century while Taiwan was under Japanese rule (1895-1945). The fame of Baozhong continued in the 50s and 60s as plantations moved towards Shiding and Pinglin, south of Taipei. These were places without industry and where the nature is still very well preserved (because it also holds a lot of water reserves for the capital).

During its long history of Baozhong production, farmers have experimented with lots of different tea trees. Here we have the opportunity to discover a fewer known cultivar: Hongxin, which means 'red heart'.

The dry leaves have no stems and are rather dark green. Their dry scent is less fragrant than that of Baozhong made with Qingxin Oolong, but it appears softer and more refined. The brew is light yellow and clear. The taste is sweet, thick. It coats the palate and has a very long aftertaste. It is a very elegant and mellow Baozhong with a very natural taste and pure fragrances.

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