Pouchong, also known as Baozhong or Qing Cha, is a lightly oxidized oolong tea which undergoes a low oxidation and withering process – just 8-18%. Originally, it was produced in Pinglin, Taiwan.
Unlike other ball-like oolong teas, Pouchong tea is processed and rolled into stick-like form. It also has the greenest color of all oolong teas. It creates a balance of green tea freshness and floral fragrance of darker oolongs.
There are three main varieties of Pouchong – Wenshan, Nangang and Lanyang. Wenshan tea region has been the most important and popular Pouchong tea region for over a hundred years. Farmers there are preparing tea strictly following old fashioned tea processing methods.
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