Qingxin Baozhong 2022

'Which way does it pull thee?'—sitting somewhere between a lightly oxidized oolong, or a strongly oxidized green, this tea invites a tasting of another kind. May its flavor suggest its true essence: a brew in the color of honeydew wafting in the mouthwatering scent of buttered corn and the flowers of a wild meadow. Its spindly leaves are twisted in the traditional paper-wrapped processing of Baozhong and are only slightly oxidized to preserve the mineral-forward, vegetal characteristics of an aquatic plant. In certain traces it is green, then oolong again, suggesting that the relationship is more than what meets the eye—or the palate.
  • ORIGIN:  Pinglin, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • ALTITUDE:  400 meters
  • MEANING:  Green heart (qing xin) wrapped kind (bao zhong)
  • CULTIVAR:  Qing Xin
  • HARVEST TIME:  April 2022
  • TASTE:  Buttered corn, orchid, water celery


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 4 infusions: 60, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.