Friday, June 13, 2014
Spring 2014 Subtropical forest Baozhong
Cultivar: Qingxin (ruanzhi) Oolong
Harvested by hand: April 9tht, 2014
Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan
Process: Light to medium oxidized Baozhong, very light roasting
The leaves have a fresh and dark green color.
The brew has a very good clarity and shows also very light and fresh colors.
The leaves are mature with little oxidation.
Dry leaves: Fresh wood, young forest scents.
The tea itself starts with a smell of spinach, but the lingering scent is more a mix of lichee and the subtropical forest of Wenshan.
Cold, the fragrances almost reminded me of a lightly brewed raw puerh!
Smooth and sweet. Fresh and bright. Refined and light.
The aftertaste is well balanced and sweet.
- it uses the classic qingxin/ruanzhi Oolong cultivar,
- it's a high quality spring harvest,
- the leaves are slightly more oxidized and are well dried.
- because of the above, the flavors of the Wenshan mountain are reflected in each cup.
'subtropical forest' Baozhong, I use this gaiwan, these classic cups, this jar and a small dark green dragon Chabu.