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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: Winter 2015 Premium
This batch has everything expected from a fine Wenshan baozhong, and is a good value to boot. The floral aroma is well-developed to spring tea levels in all stages (dry leaf, aroma cup, and taste) and the flavor is very smooth and pleasant. Unique to this tea is a slight sweetness at the end, a departure from the more typical vegetal finish that generally follows after the initial floral notes. I was a able to acquire a fair amount, although I expect this easy-to-recommend tea will go fast.
Two-piece set includes a ceramic strainer and and stand with flower petal design in relief. The strainer fits all available chahai, and rests in the stand when not in use. This setup creates an easy landing spot for the strainer (avoiding errant drips) in preparation for serving tea from the chahai. The strainer and stainless steel mesh are durable and easily maintained.