This slowly grown 'organic' Baozhong contains leaves of various Oolong varietals (Luanze, Jinxuan, Tsui Yu, Si Ji Chun..). The size of those whole leaves is quite impressive. The harvest happened mid April 2007. Oxidation is very light.
The infusion is light yellow and greenish. Clarity is OK.
Fragrances: light smells of fresh grass, some light forest scents and even marshmallow.
Taste: The pure and clean taste lingers for quite a long time. Thanks to the whole leaves, this tea has no bitter taste and can therefore be brewed for long times without risk of overbrew.
Wet leaves: The big size of these handpicked leaves is obvious.
This makes it a good light Baozhong for every day. The mix of different varieties helps to create a more cost effective balance of light scents and long aftertaste. I recommend to fill the gongfu teapot/gaibei with leaves for this tea. Anyway, with dry leaves as big as that, you won't be able to put that many inside!
(Same price as last year's high quality lily Baozhong. Available by packs of 150 gr.)
Sencha de Shimizu, Oku-yutaka
6 hours ago