Select Currency

  • Call us on 0203 476 6991

Adding to Cart

Please wait while we update your cart...

Failed to Add to Cart

Successfully Added to Cart

Continue Shopping Continue to Checkout

Updating one moment please...

Pouchong

A smooth and refreshing Taiwanese green tea, with a rich, floral aroma and notes of sweet apricot.
A hand-picked green tea from North Eastern Taiwan. These long, twisted, lightly oxidised leaves brew a crisp, floral liquor with a sweet apricot finish. This year’s Pouchong comes from a tiny, family-run operation where tea farmer Mr Feng and his sons process each hand-picked leaf in small quantities, resulting in an incredibly complex and refined green tea.

This tea is also available in the Discover Green Tea bundle.

The tea that inspired the company, a multi-award winning everyday luxury from the mountains of Taiwan.

Buying Options

39

50g Foil Bag

GBP£24.00 Buy
72p per serving
81

250g Foil Bag

GBP£110.00 Buy
66p per serving

*Based on a 3g serving, infused twice

Pouchong

More Views

  • Pouchong (Wen Shan) loose leaf tea.  Dark green, twisted leaves with the most excellent aroma.
  • Pouchong Wet Leaves and Liquor
  • Mr Feng

* Required Fields

£24.00 for 50g
GBP £ 24.00

Reviews (39)

Add Review

Review This Product

You're reviewing: Pouchong

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Rating
Go Back

My favourite of all!

5

/ 5

A delicate, fresh and fragrant tea - quite delicious and certainly my favourite!

Pouchong

Excellent

5

/ 5

I ordered a large bag because my previous purveyor has been out of stock for a while. It's excellent quality, my daily indulgence, it easily stands up to three infusions.

Pouchong

rich, deep and a big surprise

5

/ 5

I tried this as a taster and am now buying much more! This was a revelation, rich and deep in flavour, and I'm not surpirsed to read on the notes that it is technically an oolong as it has that darker flavour but remains fresh and sweet. A real treat.

Pouchong

Mellow tea

5

/ 5

Good tea, well worth the price I will be ordering more.

Pouchong

Pumpkin seed with hint of seaweed

5

/ 5

I like to drink this tea in my own good time, the taste reminds me of pumpkin seed with a hint of sea weed

Pouchong

Lovely tea

5

/ 5

I love this tea, it quenches my thirst and soothes my soul (without bitterness)

Pouchong

Lovely flavour

4

/ 5

Part of a group of teas I bought to try try them out. Lovely and refreshing, not overly fragrant. Just right (for me)

Pouchong

Excellent

5

/ 5

Absolutely faultless, worth every penny.

Pouchong

Great tea

5

/ 5

This is my first experience with green tea a wonderful tea, very aromatic,smooth with a lot of fragrance,

Pouchong

Wonderful soft bright tea

5

/ 5

This is a really wonderful soft bright tea with no bitterness. I have tried so many other teas but this is the one I keep returning to.

Pouchong

Very special smooth and creamy tea

5

/ 5

Tastes like very good oolong with fresh notes of fine green tea. Its so smooth and creamy i cant stop myself from closing my eyes to contemplate its taste and scent, sometimes it takes me to the rocky cliff of surrounded in mist Taiwanese mountains and i can almost hear wind stroking fresh blades of grass, then I'm opening my eyes, taking another sip and closing them again. Very special tea.

Pouchong

Exceptional and unusual!

5

/ 5

This tea is really delicious - unlike any other green tea I have ever tasted, and a bit more like an Oolong really - delicate floral taste and aroma. A great discovery, this is going to be a favourite for me. Even my daughter, who usually finds green teas too bitter, really liked this one.

Pouchong

No going back after tasting pouchong!

5

/ 5

I love pouchong tea, I have to have it first thing in the morning to begin my day. After trying various off the shelf varieties before finding the Canton Tea Company I appreciate how smooth and delicious the taste of pouchong is by comparison to the bitter tea bag variety. There's no going back!

Pouchong

Delicate and delicious

5

/ 5

Smells of soft, sweet mountain flowers. Tastes smooth and velvety; never bitter (even when left for nearly 10 minutes due to a phone call interrupting the tea making the flavours were just 'fuller').

Pouchong

An early riser!

5

/ 5

I started my green tea experience with a Canton Tea taster pack. Jade Tips are good but a pot of Pouchong for me is the most perfect way to face the day.

Pouchong

positive

5

/ 5

I have never before been able to down a cup of green tea but this is different. Tastes beautiful because its top quality
and I have placed a regular order

Pouchong

Velvety smooth - Pouchong Green (Baozhong)

5

/ 5

This is a gorgeous tea! It is so smooth, velvety and "soft" with gentle fresh, floral tones. This is my favourite of all the teas! I was surprised as I didn't think I'd find another tea to replace my loyal Buddha Supreme - but now I have! I agree with Trish's review above!

Pouchong

Perfect

5

/ 5

Smooth, velvety, butter, fresh , I could go on. I will be buying this again!

Pouchong

Goodie

4

/ 5

Excellent tea, flavor corresponds with the smell. I recommend it to all tea enthusiasts.

Pouchong

Goodie

5

/ 5

Excellent tea flavor corresponds with the smell. I recommend it to all tea enthusiasts.

Pouchong

6 STARS!!!

5

/ 5

My favourtie tea of all I've sampled of the Canton range. Need to extend the rating 5 stars not enough! Can't explain why just try some you'l see.

Pouchong

A unique experience.

5

/ 5

This is a fantastic tea: my first pouchong and I was very pleasantly surprised. It really is nothing like either green or oolong tea. There are notes of elderflower and jasmine, with none of the tartness present in many greens or the maltiness I find in oolongs. It can be steeped for long periods without becoming bitter; and if it's not brewed for long it still has a lovely mild flavour.

I thoroughly recommend this truly unique tea. I certainly don't choose it every time but I never regret it when I do!

Pouchong

Mix of green and oolong

5

/ 5

Ah....yet another favourite from Canton Tea! I love Oolongs like Iron Buddha and Anxi Rou Gui but also some of the green teas too (particularly with jasmine - another favourite!) but this is a delightful mix of the two - you get the lovely creaminess of the Oolong with the freshness of a green tea. But it's the scent that does it for me - deliciously flowery and just to die for. It lingers and fills you with sunshine! I can make 4 infusions from this tea so it somewhat salves my conscience on the price!

Pouchong

Green tea as it should be

5

/ 5

A wonderful bright green tea with a lovely flavour. Streets ahead of what passes for green tea in mainstream tea bags.

Pouchong

Distinctly moreish.

5

/ 5

Very tasty green tea - I usually prefer oolongs and blacks, but this pouchong verges along towards the oolong for its taste: full of fruit, sort of melon and pumpkin, buttery mouthfeel, distinctly moreish. Gives a good satisfying feel all around the palate, you keep going back for more. And it keeps on infusing!

Pouchong

Yumminess in a cup!

5

/ 5

This is my absolute favourite tea from Canton. Beautiful and soft with a creamy after taste which is light enough to be enjoyed all day, Its my first grab of the day for sure. Highly recommended.

Pouchong

Lovely green Pouchong

5

/ 5

Just brewed this lovely Pouchong. Taste is fresh and not bitterness at all. A really easy to brew green tea. I might order some more as I've only got the 10gr sample. Canton tea co surprises me everytime I open and brew a new tea.

Pouchong

Fabulous Green Tea

5

/ 5

This tea is divine! Absolutely delicious. I know which tea I'll grab for each day. Best geen tea I've ever tried with no bitter aftertaste at all.

Pouchong

exelontey!

5

/ 5

this puochong is an amazing tea to get started with. anyone who claims that green tea is not good enough for there taste buds,should try this! with this tea you can taste summer in your mouth. highly recomended. (suitible for all ages!)

Pouchong

A beautiful tea for both green and oolong drinkers

5

/ 5

The liquor is a vibrant bright green that screams springtime. It looks light and refreshing, and has a clean mellow taste...There is also a subtle sweetness that keeps me coming back for another sip.

This tea feels soft and buttery on the tongue, and when you add in the light refreshing taste, it is a very pleasant experience. I love the depth that the roasty flavor adds to the overall vegetal sweetness.

For the full review please visit:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=17050

Pouchong

I like the green of this oolong!

5

/ 5

This is a fine baozhong and a great value. It is all at once smooth and gentle and sweet with a gorgeous minty-green liquor. The stewed leaves are quite large and luscious. It is the green of this oolong that stands out for me while the roasted notes remain nicely in the background. I highly recommend this tea for everyday sipping!

Pouchong

Light and magical

5

/ 5

I bought this as a green tea and found it had the fragrance of an Oolong ad then read that this is what it is - it is very light, with a very slight magical perfume which is still present through the second cup. Very special.

Pouchong

A very decent and deceptive "gr-oolong" tea

4

/ 5

"The liquor brewed to a sparkling, light green with a kelpy scent wafting from the cup steam. It’s flavor really reminded me of an oolong; Ti Guanyin particularly, thanks to its toastiness ... A very decent and deceptive “gr-oolong” tea."

For the full review go to:
http://www.teaviews.com/2011/01/20/review-canton-tea-co-pouchong-4/

Pouchong

It's flavor really reminded me of an oolong; Ti Guanyin particularly, thanks to its toastiness.

4

/ 5

I resisted trying a Pouchong (Baozhong…whatever) because I thought it was just another type of oolong. Turns out that in some circles – and according to the Almighty Wiki – it’s sometimes given its own classification; like yellow tea. Canton’s offering smelled like a grape-rich green tea, but tasted like a green-style oolong. The flavor was smoky, non-astringent, fruity, kelpy, and all-around decent. Quite a feat for a “gr-oolong”.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2011/01/20/review-canton-tea-co-pouchong-4/

Pouchong

Lovely!

5

/ 5

This tea is gorgeous. It smells like a boquet of flowers, but in a nice, non-overpowering way. It's the best green tea I've tried yet.

Pouchong

Highly recommended!

5

/ 5

"This tea combines the floral and fruity qualities of a great oolong while paradoxically feeling green, without being vegetal. Farmer Xu sure knows what he’s doing! I could go on and on but you should just try it for yourself. Highly recommended!"

For the full review:
http://www.teaviews.com/2010/10/27/review-canton-tea-co-pouchong-3/

Pouchong

This is a really nice cup of tea!

4

/ 5

I ordered the award winning sampler pack and have been wowed by all the delicious teas. This is a very smooth, almost creamy, mildly sweet green, that would be easy to drink all day.

Pouchong

Fresh,delicious and improves with each infusion

5

/ 5

This is now my favourite all day long tea.. Apart from tasting fresh and delicious, it works out at incredibly good value because each infusion gets better so one pot can be topped up many times. It does not get bitter even if left to steep for a long time.

Pouchong

Pouchong green from Canton is among the best Pouchongs I’ve had

4

/ 5

I like green tea but it’s never the first tea I reach for. I generally oversteep it and then fight to get past the bitter taste of my own forgetfulness. A friend of mine swears by the bitterness of green, says that you don’t get the full benefit without oversteeping it…. erm I don’t know. He’s cool but always leaves me shaking my head, so misguided. So green tea is just okay for me unless it’s Pouchong.

Pouchong green from Canton is among the best Pouchongs I’ve had. It’s a triple threat when it comes to tea. It’s an antioxidant and an antimutagenic and it’s tasty all in one. The leaves are big, dark, and twisted just right (reminds me of another one of my friends hmm). The tea brews to a light golden yellow, almost clear, like liquid sunshine. I put stevia in the first brew (out of habit with greens) but found it was a bit much and it took away from the clean taste of the tea. Second steep, without stevia, brewed up just as clean and with a slight melon scent. Third steep was a bit longer (on purpose) and it still was smooth and almost clear.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Pouchong or who shy away from greens the way I do, this is one tea you must try. This is a high quality tea that will not disappoint.

See more reviews of Canton Tea products at: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/

Pouchong
Rated 5/5 based on 39 reviews

Learn More

When we visited Pinglin in northern Taiwan last year and saw the effort and love poured into creating this green tea, we instantly knew it belonged in our core range. Pouchong is the tea that inspired us to start Canton, and after tasting this season’s harvest it definitely still held a special place in our hearts. Our 2017 batch comes from Shiang Tai Farm, just south of Taipei City, and produced by farmer Mr Feng and his two sons. The tea bushes enjoy relatively low lying fields, growing in bright orange soil with plenty of moisture year-round.

Some debate surrounds the tea’s classification; many locals call it a green while others say the light oxidation gives it oolong status. But whichever you believe, this tea is unmistakably made with care and dedication, resulting in an utterly intoxicating flavour.

Despite the complex subtleties in its aroma and flavour notes, the process of making Pouchong is very simple. The leaves are withered in cold air for 20 minutes, then in warm air for 10-20 hours. They are lightly tumbled, then rolled in a heated cylinder and dried. Enjoying the tea is equally straightforward. Very forgiving and easy to brew; do what the locals do and dump a handful of leaves in a cup and just keep topping up with hot water. Or, brew it gong fu style to savour each infusion as the character changes. Pouchong is simply one of the best introductions to green and speciality tea.

Visiting Mr Feng at his tea farm last year was an eye -opening experience, find out more about how he and his sons produce this world class tea on our blog (link).

Other Names - Baozhong Tea, Baochong, Bao Zhong Tea

Chinese Name Bao Zhong (文山)包種绿茶
English Pronunciation bow jong
Country Taiwan
Harvesting Area PingLin, just south of New Taipei City
Origin Pingling, Wen Shan, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tea Farm Shiang Tai
Plantation Altitude 500m
Harvest Date Spring 2017
Varietal Chin Shin
Leaf Appearance Long, dark green, twisted whole leaf
Aroma The freshly brewed liquor releases the toasted biscuit aroma of an oolong, and the fresh florals of a green
Liquor Bright golden-green, becoming more amber with each infusion
Tasting Notes Smooth and refreshing with a creamy aroma and notes of sweet pea, green grape and apricot
Quick Brewing Instructions Use 1tsp to 1 tbs per cup (200ml); water temperature around 80°C (176°F): and infuse 2-4 mins. A forgiving, easy-to-brew tea - even if the leaves steep for a very long time it still tastes bright and smooth.
Field 5 hectares of small fields across the lower slopes of the Taiwanese mountains

You May Also Like

  1. Ali Shan

    Ali Shan

    £25.00 for 50g
  2. Li Shan

    Li Shan

    £32.00 for 50g