“BaoYan ” written as “宝焰” which is a huge series with remarkable trademark of red fires on a tripod. Firstly registered as “RanBao燃宝” by KangZang tea factory in 1941 and later changed to “BaoYan” and had been used till 1952. Then all the brands were stopped and “CNNP” as the only brand had been used instead till the end of last century. In 1991, XiaGuan tea factory registered “BaoYan” again and got the copyright of it completely. This series was resumed in 80’s of last century according to the request from Tibet where people take tea as indispensable daily consuming product because their traditional foods are lack of fiber and vitamin C, so they need to absorb these things from these kinds of tea including Puerh, Dark tea and etc. And higher grade tea materials for enjoyment is not so necessary as rough tea materials mixed with large tea leaves and strong stems which contain more nutrition and fibers. That is the reason why “BaoYan” series has rougher tea liquid ( called “水shui粗cu” in Mandarin ) but sweeter taste feeling.
“BaoYan” series has varieties on tea gender(sheng cha and shou cha), style, individual weight or package of this series.
Mellowness comes with sweetness and clearness.
Cold tea liquid has some plum like sourness mixed with sweetness.
Shou cha which was manually processed by “渥wo堆dui” technology and which has certain relationship with tea leaves’ blending technology. This process accelerates the fermentation manually and let the tea reach a level which will cost sheng cha many years to achieve. During the process of “WoDui”, tea leaves are under high humidity and heat coming from inside of the piled tea leaves themselves, at the same time oxygen and microbe and enzyme work together on the substances contained in the tea. After turned over physically some times the process will end there, then tea leaves will be pressed into cake as product. But the evolution of tea itself doesn’t end and will continually going forward along with time. The taste will be mellower and bitterness and astringency will keep declining. So “the older the better” theory is not just suitable for sheng cha but also for shou cha, though it is more obvious and easier to understand on sheng cha.
Guangzhou city stored till now. Clean and dry.