Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Naivetea Wen Shan Bao Zhong

Photo: Naivetea
This tea is a lightly oxidized oolong that was grown in Northern Taiwan. The dry leaves were a gorgeous deep green color, reminiscent of seaweed, and had a gnarled and twisted shape. I made this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 195 degree water and three subsequent 40 second infusions. The liquor was a bright yellow.

The first infusion was intensely floral. There are many oolongs that are said to taste like orchid but this one truly does. The second was slightly more vegetal but still very pleasant. The third infusion was a more mellow, toned down version of the first. I have been consistently impressed by Naivetea’s offerings and this selection is no different. I would definitely recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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