Tao of Tea Baozhong Oolong Tea Review

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Today I am reviewing Tao of Tea Wen Mountain Baozhong oolong tea.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Tao of Tea
Tea: Baozhong
Location: Wen Mountain, Taiwan

Tao of Tea states the following flavor profile for this tea:

Several texture levels on the upper palate. Light, toasty, smooth buttery brew.

Review

I decided to brew about 7 grams of this tea using standard bottled water in a green Yixing clay teapot, which I then strain through a mesh strainer.

First Steep

Rinsed the tea for 15 seconds with hot water and discarded the rinse.

Steeped for 30 seconds.

A very light tasting tea, without any discernible bitterness at all.

Flavor notes: Wildflowers, cream, pistachio, with a light honey sweetness.

Second Steep

Steeped for 40 seconds.

The flavor profile seems about the same as the first steep, but a little stronger.

The color of the brew is a tad bit darker now, but remains a relatively light yellow color.

Has a bit of a resinous feel on the palette, and the flavor seems to stay on the tongue for a few minutes after drinking the tea.

Third Steep

Steeped for 45 seconds.

The tea is still holding strong, while retaining it’s light characteristics

The cream flavor is perhaps a bit more like custard now, with more pronounced vegetation notes.

Conclusion

This tea has good flavors, but it brews ‘weak’ or ‘light’.

Perhaps this tea had oxidized a bit before I received it, as it is a relatively ‘green’ oolong tea, but despite having good flavors, the tea maybe seems a bit ‘stale’.

That being said, if you’re looking for a soft floral oolong tea with minimal bitterness, then this might be what you’re looking for.

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