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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Winter Baozhong Has Arrived!

Before I had the chance to try any of the new winter Oolongs from Taiwan, I had heard a lot of rumors that this season's teas would not be good.

When the boxes of new Baozhong arrived at the shop three days ago, I have to say that I was a bit nervous.

I did two tastings with the bowl method comparing this season's teas to the spring Baozhong. I like this season's Baozhong better. I found them to have a thicker body. Next, I tried this season's Farmer's Choice, Honorable Mention and 2nd Place Baozhong in a gaiwan. Farmer's Choice is bold and upfront with both floral and some kind of fruit notes. Honorable Mention is soft and smooth. 2nd Place Bazhong has that typical "competition" floral note. All are enjoyable and different from each other.

I will try to give another update on these three Baozhongs after the first official tasting this weekend. I have noticed many times that some of each season's new teas will change a bit after they have arrived and have sat around for about one month.


Erynn said...

Hi Shiuwen! I have been looking forward to your new shipment of winter tea. I'm glad to hear you have them arriving.

Do you still have any of the house black? I'm nearly out! I didn't realize you had a blog -- I've added it to my RSS feed so I'll get any new posts you make in my inbox.

Shiuwen said...

Hi Erynn,

Nice to hear from you!
I will be updating the new season's oolongs as soon as possible.

The new batch of House Black will be in soon. It's different from the previous batch. It should show up on the website soon and please do let me know what you think after you have a chance to try it.

Hope to hear from you again soon and happy holidays!