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Oolong-Water Fairy (Wuyi Shan Shui Xian) Oolong #A10

Oolong-Water Fairy (Wuyi Shan Shui Xian) Oolong #A10

$10.00 $80.00

 

Yes this is the house tea, Jenny come from Wuyi Mount , bring this best Oolong tea to the shop.

Yes this is right place to buy the real Farmer"s tea from Wuyishan.

 Water Fairy, or Shui Xian, is one of Wuyi Shan's best known teas.  This area of Fujian Province provides many wonderful Oolong teas, including our Water Sprite rock oolong.  In appearance, this is a leafy, strip-style oolong.  It is quite dark and highly oxidized.  The leaves are somewhat thick and not as tightly twisted as some teas.  The dry leaves have a full and earthy aroma with a hint of peat smoke.

This tea has a light and slightly sweet taste that is a bit surprising given how dark the tea leaf appears.  There's a hint of peat and a mouth-filling body to this very satisfying tea.  The tea liquor is an medium amber color. 

Our Water Fairy is a very reasonably-priced oolong that can be a great introduction to Wuyi rock oolongs for those who don't know these famous teas.  It's also a great value for those who already enjoy drinking these great, dark oolongs from China.  

To prepare Chinese-style (in a gaiwan or small teapot or personal pushpot), use 1-2 tablespoons (about 3 grams) of tea for 6-7 ounces of water.  The water temperature should be just below boiling, say 190 degrees to 205 degrees.  Steep for 20 seconds or so up to 1 minute.  May be steeped multiple times - at least 4 to 6 times and maybe more.  

To prepare American-style in a larger teapot, use 2 or 3 teaspoons (2 grams or so) of tea for each 6-8 ounces of water.  Water temperature should be between 190 and 205 degrees.  Steep for 2 to 3 minutes.  You should be able to repeat 2 or 3 times.  

As always, experiment with more tea per ounce of water, longer or shorter steeping times, etc. until you find what suits your personal tastes the best.  

 


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