Pouchong Tea

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Pouchong Tea

Deep green, almost bluish, slightly curled leaves
Pouchong
from Adagio Teas
Pouchong, also written as baozhong or bao zhong, Chinese 包種, is a form of oolong tea that is barely oxidized, making it very similar to green tea. The name literally means "the wrapped kind", which refers to the manner in which it was produced historically, involving wrapping the leaves in paper. Pouchong is usually considered a form of oolong because it is slightly oxidized, but it is sometimes considered as a style of tea distinct from oolong, or rarely, a type of green tea.

Pouchong tea was historically produced in Fujian, China; although it is still produced in mainland China, it is now widely produced in Taiwan, and most tea sold as pouchong originates in Taiwan. It is also frequently used in scented teas, such as with jasmine or rose. Some teas sold as scented green teas are closer to pouchong teas in overall character because the scenting process oxidizes the leaf slightly.

Pouchong leaves tend to have an intense green appearance. The brewed tea looks much like green tea, and has a light, vegetal and floral aroma, and tends to have less of an edge of bitterness and astringency than green tea. In many respects Pouchong is intermediate between green tea and jade oolong.

Best Pouchong Tea

The notion of the "best" Pouchong Tea is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
3 Ratings
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
59
3 Ratings
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Bio Pao Chung Pouchong

Brand:Teehaus Bachfischer
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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Pouchong Tea

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
2 Ratings
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Pouchong

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
3 Ratings
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Bio Pao Chung Pouchong

Brand:Teehaus Bachfischer
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
59
3 Ratings

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