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Last Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

About Pouchong Tea

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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 may refer to the manner in which it was produced historically, involving wrapping the leaves in paper, but may also be a historical mispronounciation. 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.

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My friend gave me some of this tea to try.

I'm not good at tasting the difference between different greenish oolongs. Jade oolong, four seasons, Tie Guanyin, they often taste almost the same to me. It was the same with this one at the first steeping.

The second cup tasted different, though, like jade oolong but g...

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47 / 100
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Formosa Pouchong from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
Nov. 16th, 2015

This tea was a disappointment and I don't recommend it. I sampled and reviewed this tea some time ago but forgot to post the review.

Dry leaf consists of long, intact wiry leaves with a slightly dusty look, and smells very different from any other pouchong I've tried, an intense smell of jam or fruit preserves, lik...

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87 / 100
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea from Rishi Tea

Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
Mar. 18th, 2015

Very soothing tea. This reminds me a lot of a tea I've tried before, but I honestly can't figure out which one. It tastes, perhaps, similar to a good milky oolong, even though that's a different kind?

Silky and slightly floral, no bitterness--a great tea for sipping while relaxing. I'll update the value rating afte...

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50 / 100
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Pouchong from Adagio Teas

Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
Mar. 8th, 2015

The aroma is intensely floral, hello notes of hyacinth, orchids, and a mellow finish of chestnuts. It is like flower nectar and mild, sweet, nuts, the aroma overall is fairly mild while also being heady.

First steep starts out pretty mild, and finishes pretty mild, it is a super mellow tea without much of a presence...

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100 / 100
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea from Rishi Tea

Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
Mar. 5th, 2015

If my heaven could exist in a teacup, I think I may have found it here.

I thought this tea was phenomenal. The silky smooth mouthfeel and the orchid, honeysuckle. and vegetal tones were to. die. for. I don't think I could get enough!

This tea lasts for multiple infusions; the first is by far the best, but I th...

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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
19
3 Ratings
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
36
3 Ratings
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Bio Pao Chung Pouchong

Brand:Teehaus Bachfischer
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
3 Ratings
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Pouchong Tea

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

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

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Bio Pao Chung Pouchong

Brand:Teehaus Bachfischer
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
3 Ratings
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
36
3 Ratings
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Bao Zhong Oolong Tea

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Pouchong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
19
3 Ratings

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