Pouchong Tea Features – Same as Green Tea?

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What is Pouchong tea? It is widely believed that regardless of how much exposure people have to tea, whether seasoned drinkers or newbies, all of them may have heard about Pouchong tea before. However, have you ever drunk Pouchong tea before? Do you know the name origin of Pouchong tea? How much do you know about the origin and history of Pouchong tea? Today, this article will go in-depth about the tea culture of Pouchong tea.

Wenshan Pouchong tea origin?

What is the origin of Wenshan Pouchong tea?

Pouchong tea came from Fujian, China 140 years ago. This tea-making technique was created by Wang Yicheng. The manufactured tea leaves are packaged in two square sheets, with the tea name and line number on the cover. This is the origin of Pouchong tea. In fact, Pouchong tea was originally named after its appearance, and gradually Pouchong became the name for semi-fermented rope-shaped tea.

How is Pouchong tea closely associated with Wenshan? Since the primary harvesting region of Taiwanese Pouchong tea is situated in the northern Taiwanese region of Wenshan, generally tea farmers often refer to these tea tree species as “Zhong zi”. Therefore, many manufacturers refer to this type of tea as Wenshan Pouchong tea.

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

Tea classroom – Pouchong tea

What type of tea is Pouchong and what are the features?

Your desire for tea should begin with understanding the variants, brewing methods, and how the quality of tea can fluctuate. Thus, if you want to understand Wenshan Pouchong tea, let’s start with the types and features of tea first.

Types of Pouchong tea?

There are numerous amounts of people who have questions about what Pouchong tea is. Is Pouchong tea green tea? Although the fresh and elegant characteristics of Pouchong tea are similar to green tea, it is completely different. The tea variety of Pouchong tea is Oolong tea. Oolong tea is moderately fermented and transformed into Pouchong tea once infused with flowers to produce a different aromatic flavor and after being packaged into square raw papers shaped as parcels.


Features of Pouchong tea?

Pouchong tea leaves are kind of cord shaped. The color is a slightly shiny dark green, which sets off a clear honey-yellow finish in the brew. The smell is extremely elegant.

Does Pouchong tea green tea?

What is the difference between Pouchong tea and green tea?

What is unique about Pouchong tea is that although it belongs to Oolong tea, Oolong tea is generally spherical in appearance, while Pouchong tea is made up of preserved strips. Although the process is similar, there is one step that differentiates the two, and that is where Pouchong tea is rolled into a ball and stored. The other steps are similar.

Pouchong tea vs. green tea
Tea Types of tea Degree of fermentation Apparency
Pouchong tea Oolong tea Semi-fermented Cord
Green tea Green tea Unfermented Cord
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How to brew Pouchong tea

The methods of brewing Pouchong tea

Each type of tea can be cold brewed and hot brewed. Thus, here are two recommended ways to make tea.

Hot brewed tea

  • Boiling water: First, use boiling water to warm the tea utensils, including teapots, teacups, etc. The main purpose of boiling water is to increase the temperature of the tea utensils first, as heat retainment subsequently enhanced the fragrance.

  • Put the tea leaves in: Generally, the tea leaves are placed into the teapot one-third full. However, this ratio can be adjusted according to personal preference.

  • Pour water: It is recommended to wait for boiling water to cool to  approximately 90 degrees before pouring it into the teapot. In addition, some people wash the tea once before brewing formally. However, everyone has different habits, tea can be made according to personal habits.

  • Resting: After 50 seconds, pour out and drink. Furthermore, the resting time can be adjusted according to personal taste.

  • Tea tasting: Generally, tea leaves can be brewed to accommodate more than three serves, and the subsequent acceptance is also determined by personal taste. 


Cold brewed tea

There are two ways to make cold brew tea. If you want to quickly get a cup of fragrant cold brewed tea, simply use the hot brew method as mentioned above and allow it to cool in the refrigerator. The cold brewed tea obtained by this method tastes better and is relatively strong, but the longevity of the fragrance in the mouth is not as apparent.

Another method is to brew tea leaves with room temperature water at a ratio of 1:100 and leave it to be set for 4 to 8 hours in the refrigerator. This standard range of resting time allowed for the brew to be set is determined by personal taste and ensures a good cup of tea.

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ABoxTik takes you to understand Wenshan Pouchong tea.

Do you have a habit of drinking tea? The tea culture has been spread in Taiwan for a hundred years, and the culture and skills that Taiwan has inherited are something that Taiwan should be proud of. However, nowadays, Taiwan’s tea culture is progressively being replaced by hand-shaken drinks, which also gives some young people a false concept of tea. They think that tea leaves are cheap and that the bitter taste needs to be adjusted with sugar. But in fact, a good cup of tea can bring you a calm and soothing sensation without any need for additives. Therefore, this time ABoxTik wants to tell you, that if you also want to know more about tea culture, please continue to pay attention to the update on ABoxTik exquisite tea. Discover more about our Taiwanese culture through tea.