Review: Naivetea Wen Shan Bao Zhong

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Its OK"Like a guttering flame, the tastes of this tea are brief. While the tea is fresh, clean and tastes of fruit and has a hint of creaminess, the flavor disappears too quickly. "
Jamie’s Teaview: 6/10
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This is an open leafed oolong with large, fat dark green leaves. There are a few twigs in the mix as well. Coloring of the tea is primarily dark green with some black and light green leaves, too.

I heated my water to between 190 and 195 degrees and allowed 3 minutes for the first infusion (using about a tablespoon of leaf to 8 ounces of water).

The tea infuses to a light green glowing gold. The smell has a lightly creamy and fruity fragrance. I find the taste to be clean, fresh and light. The ending is perfumed with hints of yuzu or some other more voluptuous citrus. A bit of floral flavor peeks out occasionally but this is more a tea that hints at fruit than flowers. A bit of cooling in the cup brings a creamy fresh taste and scent forward.

I'm impressed by light tastes of pineapple, yuzu.

Body wise, this is a light tea with little in terms of a lingering aftertaste. There's a citrus style brightness to it but the tea itself fails to impress me highly. There's something too flickering about it, like a guttering flame. The taste is brief. It is fresh, clean and tastes of fruit and has a hint of creaminess, but the flavor disappears too quickly.

A second infusion performs similarly. There is a solid creaminess and good enough fruit taste, but it's so brief that it ultimately fails to draw me in.

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