2017 Spring Yingzhi Hongxin Baozhong

Red Heart

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Price: $ 8.00

Cultivar: Yingzhi Hongxin (Hard stem Red heart)
Harvested by hand: May 2nd, 2017
Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan, northern Taiwan
Process: Lightly oxidized, striped, very light roasting

Baozhong started to be produced 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). 

The term Baozhong simply means 'wrapped inside' and refers to how it was packed in paper long time ago. Baozhong does not refer to a particular cultivar.

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: Yingzhi Hongxin. The meaning of this name is 'hard stem, red heart'.

1. View

The dry leaves have stems and are of a fresh and light green color. The brew is bright, clean and light yellow/green.

2. Scents

Their dry scent are fresh and flowery thanks to their light oxidation level. There are clean scents of orchid flowers.

3. Taste

  The taste is sweet, fresh and pure. It coats the palate and has a refined aftertaste. It is a very elegant and flowery Baozhong.

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