|The Gaiwan on the bottom is Winter 2013 Farmer's Choice Baozhong|
Before the tea arrived, I had heard that this winter has been warmer than usual during the tea harvest. I was a bit worried. After I tasted the winter crop of tea, my impression is that both seasons' tea is equally good, which makes me very happy.
I tasted both seasons' Baozhong Farmer's Choice side by side. Both teas have very solid tea broths. I think the spring Baozhong was just a bit heavier, but it's really hard to notice the difference. Our spring Baozhong has an orange-like aftertaste and the winter one has a brighter, citrus aftertaste.
|Left is the brewed leaves from Winter season. Right is from Spring Season.|
|Left is tea broth from Winter Baozhong, right is tea broth from Spring season.|
I am satisfied with this winter Baozhong crop. It's solid and smooth with a clean citrus aftertaste. Try it and I think you will be happy with this tea, too.
In my next post, I will write about the differences of our High Mountain Oolongs between the Spring and Winter seasons.
Meanwhile, enjoy a good cup of tea and have a great year in 2014!