iN-TEA wen shan bao zhong
iN-TEA is the premier tea lounge and retail shop in Littleton, Colorado. They have some fabulous teas including the Milk Reserve Oolong that I tried recently, which has proven to be one of my absolute favorite teas. This is my first time trying Wen Shan Bao Zhong, and I am thoroughly excited to do so.
Dry, the leaf consists of long, loosely rolled leaves. The fragrance is inviting, a mix of floral and vegetal notes and a slight earthy, nutty tone. The infusion is light yellow and smells of freshly picked flowers and ocean breeze.
I know it sounds crazy and I might be going out on a limb here, but the initial taste was slighly cinnamon-y. With the tiniest hint of warming spices (reminiscent of pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice), the first sip surprised me. It’s also highly floral with a long, sweet, pleasant finish. I am picking up on a strong orchid-like characteristic, as is so common in many oolongs, as well as lilac and a subtle milky note.
Really, really beautiful.