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Pao Chung Oolong
Pao chung a lightly fermented (oxidized) tea, twisted shape, with floral notes. Somewhere between green tea and what is usually considered a Oolong tea. It is produced mainly in Fujian, China, and in Pinglin Township near Taipei, Taiwan. Its name in Chinese, literally translates to "the wrapped kind", refers to a practice of wrapping the leaves in paper during the drying process. The appearance of Pao chung tea is similar to a rope and is curled up. It has a deep green colour with tiny greyish white spots. At its best, Pao chung gives off a floral and melon fragrance, rich mild taste. Usually around the end of March, begins picking of this famous "spring tea".
Before 1873, oolong tea was widely sold in Mainland China and Taiwan, but after an economic slump, some tea companies stopped selling oolong tea because of decreasing demand. At this time, tea companies moved production from Taiwan to Fuzhou, Fujian and began producing Pao chung tea.
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