Baozhong

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Bao Zhong

Baozhong (包種) is a lightly oxidized oolong tea with twisted shape, floral notes. Baozhong is mostly only light or entirely unroasted. 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, Baozhong 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).

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