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For centuries, tea has been appreciated in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan for its health benefits and the pleasure of its preparation. Today, the relaxation and satisfaction derived from brewing and drinking your own cup of oolong, green, or black tea provides the perfect respite from the demands of our busy lives.
Baozhong: Spring 2016 Premium
This batch has the most distinct floral aroma among the currently available Baozhong teas. The leaves in particular exude a bright aroma somewhere between wild ginger flowers and jasmine, and this carries over into the cup in a delicate and balanced way. This tea finishes a little bit dry, with a crisp freshness that nicely matches its floral qualities.
Small Drum Teapot
A straightforward small teapot with a drum-shaped body in smooth red clay; stamp on bottom reads zhongguo yixing (Yixing, China). This stamp was typical of teapots produced in the 1960s and 1970s, but also of later pots imitating those of the earlier period. This teapot most likely dates to the 1980s. Regardless of the exact age, it is a well-executed pot that also functions particularly well: covering the lid hole will stop the pour completely.