2021 Spring 'Subtropical Forest' Baozhong
Cultivar: Qingxin (ruanzhi) Oolong
Harvested by hand: April 12th, 2021
Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan region.
Process: Lightly oxidized Baozhong, twisted, no stems, well dried.
The dry leaves are dark green, small and thin. The open leaves show a light oxidation with little red color on the edge. The brew has a yellow hue with a good transparency.
The dry scents are very light and flowery. The brew has high notes of flowers growing in a subtropical forest.
The taste is very sweet and has a very long good aftertaste. This year's profile is powerful.
Conclusion: This Subtropical Forest Baozhong has a powerful taste thanks to a good concentration of aromas and a refined scent typical of Qingxin Oolong.
Brewing tip: Baozhong with very light oxidation isn't well suited for long brews, because it can turn bitter if you're using a lot of leaves. So, this year, I recommend to brew this Baozhong in rather short steeps (in the beginning).