Location: Pinglin, Taipei, Taiwan Altitude: 300 m Harvest: Spring 2022, April 4
One hour drive away from the bustling city of Taipei, there’s Pinglin, a village famous for its Baozhong production. Baozhong is also named Pouchong, which literally means “wrapped”, referring to the traditional way of wrapping the leaves in paper during the drying process.
The Baozhong we selected for you is made by a young farmer, Aka, who works together with his brother and parents in their family-owned farm. It’s not the typical light oxidized Baozhong, that Pinglin is popular for. Aka shakes the batch of leafs 6 times, which gives it a higher oxidation degree. The result is a more rich taste and a longer aftertaste. You will enjoy notes of peach and white flowers. Definitely try a cold brewed Baozhong. You’ll be surprised. You can infuse the same leaves up to 3 times (within 24 hours) !
Served at its best: Hot brew: 4 gram / 300 ml water / 4 min / 85°-90°