2021 Spring Wenshan Baozhong
Cultivar: Code #2028.
Harvested: March 29th 2021
Origin: Pinglin area, Wenshan, northern Taiwan
Process: Lightly oxidized, twisted, well dried, no stems.
The dry leaves have an unusual light green color with shapes that look overly mature. The brew has a good transparency and a light color between green and yellow. The open leaves look very normal and their rims have red oxidation marks.
The dry scents are fresh and flowery. The brew has the typical subtropical forest scents of an everyday Baozhong.
The taste is quite bold and has a good sweetness for this price level. It is produced from a cultivar that was developed at the same time as Jinxuan (code #2027) and Tsui Yu (code #2029). However, even though this cultivar was never officially released by Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station, farmers have continued to use it in their plantations.
Conclusion: This is another example that shows that Baozhong is not linked to a cultivar but a process. And we are glad that we finally got to select this secret cultivar. It also shows that appearances can be deceiving!