Of all our teas Bao Zhong seems to have the most universal appeal. With few of the grassy notes many associate with green tea, and a delicate depth of flavour that is neither too sweet, nor too full bodied - apologies for becoming a little Goldilocks here - it has quickly become one of the most brewed teas by the driftwood tea team.
My father – a non-tea drinker – loves driftwood's Bao Zhong saying it reminds him of ‘sitting at dusk on a balcony in Gerona; surrounded by wild Mediterranean herbs.’
With any form of positive feedback for tea from him rare, I feel this equates to a ringing endorsement.
- Grilled peaches, with lilac and orchid with hints of Mediterranean herbs.
- This tea shows that even just a little oxidisation can go a long, long way. Producing a pale yellow liquor with each sip your mouth becomes filled with the sweet flavour of freshly grilled peaches, lightly dusted with warming spices, accompanied by the scent of white lilac and honey.
- Longer & Less - for a typical European style of brewing we recommend:
1 flat tbsp (3g) of loose leaf tea per person into a pot of around 80º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 2.5 minutes) Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 1 minute each round.
Can be infused 2 or 3 times this way.
Shorter & More - for a more traditional Asian (Gong Fu) style of brewing we recommend:
1heaped tbsp (5g) of loose leaf tea with around 150ml of 80º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 2.5 minutes) Infuse for around 45 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 20-30 seconds each round.
Can be infused 4 or 5 times this way