Teance Stories

Baochong, the Green Oolong

Like the champagne of France, 包種茶 Baochong is the signature tea of Taiwan, an island specialty that carries the fragrance of tropical flowers and native fruits. For a tea to be considered pure Baochong, the tea leaves must be grown on Wen Shan mountain, Taiwan and processed in a specified way. Unlike other oolongs, Baochong consists of only young tender leaves that are lightly roasted to minimize oxidation and maintain that vivid green color. ...
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What we are currently drinking ...

One of the pleasures of working at Teance is the daily discussion regarding what tea we are drinking and why. Both amongst ourselves and with customers at the tea bar, it's normally a daily rite of pa ...

A Time Capsule

Here in Wenshan, Mr. Lee, our Baochong farmer, keeps bees and collects the tea seeds to crush for oil. The bees will harvest the pollen from the tea flowers and they will be particularly sweet this ye ...