Shui Xian or water sprite is a unique rock oolong from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian China. According to folklore a cutting was taken from a “sprites cave” in nearby Jianjiang county and was brought back to Wuyi.
Our Shui Xian is grown in a tea garden that is located on the edge of Wuyi Mountain and gives nice flavour fills the mouth with a lingering aftertaste. The liquor is a rich brown colour with a juicy floral, wet stone- mineral quality and hints of roasted chestnut and lychee.
It is a great tea for new Rock Oolong Tea drinkers because of its balanced floral fragrance and soft taste.
Type: Rock Oolong
Cultivar: Shui Xian
Origin: Wuyi, Fujian Province, China
Tasting notes: The aroma is floral and caramelised pine nuts and cocoa. The mouth feel is smooth with notes of caramel, lychee and wet stone.
Temperature: 95-100 degrees
Brewing instructions: Western method: Approx. 2 scoops or 3-4 grams for every 150ml of water for a 4-5 minute infusion
Gong fu method; 3 scoops or 6 grams for every 150ml of water. First infusion 20-30 seconds and then 40-50 seconds for up to 6-8 infusions.
Pair with: Dumplings, Chinese cuisine, sweet cakes, salted nuts.