Pouchong

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Pouchong () or light oolong, it is a lightly fermented (oxidized) oolong tea, twist shape, with floral notes, and usually not roasted. It is produced mainly in Fujian, China, and in Taiwan.

Its name in Chinese, literally "the wrapped kind", refers to a practice of wrapping the leaves in paper during the drying process that has largely been discontinued due to advancement in tea processing. At its best, Pouchong gives off a floral and melon fragrance and has a rich, mild taste.

Usually around the end of March, begins picking of this famous Taiwan "spring tea" (春茶).

Pouchong is a popular choice with producers of scented tea, with rose pouchong a particular favorite.

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