Wenshan Bao Zhong Wulong Cha (Wenshan Bao Zhang Oolong Tea)
Weng Wan is one of the leading growers in Pinglin and his Spring 2020 Wenshan Bao Zhong shows why. The twisted, single leaf dark green dry tea opens into a still dark green wet leaf. The nose is floral and buttery, the tea liquor is a lucid pale green. There is a soft astringency in the mouth but no overt bitterness. The tea has great length and a pleasing finish that reprises the floral notes on the nose.
Grower: Weng Wan Dashi
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City
Harvest: April, 2020
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 195°F. Steep for 20 – 25 seconds and then increase with each subsequent steep.
For an 8 oz. cup use 3-5 grams of tea leaf, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 195°F (90° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 50 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.