I am finishing a day of samples from derk with this Baozhong. The expectations are high!

I am not going to dwell too much on the particular flavours and aromas. However, I do get some grilled sweetcorn on top of the sugar snap pea, which wasn’t mentioned before. Overall, the taste is very well balanced between vegetal & floral. It verges on the sweet side, but there is some tartiness too. The milky flavour is definitely noticeable although not too pronounced, which I appreciate.

The most memorable aspect of the tea for me is probably the mouthfeel, I adore it! First two infusions were more milky/creamy, but then the liquor became much more oily/buttery, thick and super smooth. Throughout the session it is really mouth-watering and slightly bubbly. There is almost no astringency to be found.

On the other hand, where I found the tea to be lacking a bit is the aftertaste. It’s not bad per se, but doesn’t present anything exceptional.

Nevertheless, this one is definitely among the best green oolongs I’ve tried so far and possibly the best one from Taiwan.

Flavors: Butter, Corn Husk, Floral, Green Apple, Milk, Peas, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass, Tart, Thick, Vegetal

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I had been drinking Japanese green tea for a while before discovering the world of tea in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

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