This light oxidation oolong comes to us from Zhang Ping, just outside of Anxi county. This unusual paper-wrapped oolong claims to be the original low-oxidation oolong style. It is produced by taking a single serving (~7 grams) of Shui Xian cultivar leaves and wrapping them in paper, then pressing them in a special wooden mold. The mass of leaves oxidizes unevenly due to the low-oxygen drying conditions, resulting in a mass of mottled red-and-green leaves with a complex fragrance. It is very similar to the Taiwanese Baozhong style oolongs, to which it is related - Bao Zhong 包種 means “wrapped kind”. The resulting tea dries into a loose round pillow, and unwrapping it before consumption has become a ceremonial aspect of its presentation. Floral and fruity, this oolong is similar in character to other oolongs from the Anxi region though carries a unique hint of melon in its after-fragrance.