Wu Yi Rock Tea - Shui Xian

Our Shui Xian Wu Yi Rock Tea is delightful with a smooth brown sugar and caramel sweetness and a mildly floral character.  The brown sugar sweetness is particularly noticeable in the aftertaste. The aroma is one of cocoa, honey and pine. Shui Xian is one of the oldest single tea bush varietals found in Fujian Province, and is very suitable for making Oolong teas. 

Shui Xian bushes have very large leaves compared to other bushes and are very resilient to temperatures and easy to grow. Both Shui Xian and Rou Gui are the most predominant bushes that are grown in the Wu Yi Mountain region producing large quantities of Rock teas and both teas holds up around 60% of the total rock teas. As a result of this, there can be huge differences in grades and the price.

Our Shui Xian is grown in a tea garden that is located on the edge of Wu Yi Mountain and gives nice flavour fills the mouth with a lingering aftertaste.  It is a great tea for new Rock Oolong Tea drinkers because of its floral fragrance and soft taste.

 

ORIGIN

Tea Master: Master Wu’s tea garden, Wu Yi Mountain, Fujian Province, China.

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING

May 2018.  3 to 4 leaves are picked together, partially oxidised and then gently roasted with medium heat - twice.

COMMON BREWING METHOD

Watertemperature: 100°C
Leaf to water ratio: 2g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 5 minutes.
Tips: Adjust the leaf to water ratio if you prefer to shorten the infusion time or for lighter and stronger taste. Do not leave any water in the pot between each infusion, this is so as not to lose any precious flavour and prevents a too strong taste for the next infusion.
Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.

GONG FU BREWING METHOD

Water temperature: 95°C (Boil water to 100°C then wait a few mins for it to cool down).
Leaf to water ratio: 8g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 5 seconds for the first 4 infusions.
Tips: Always pre-heat your tea vessel with boiling water and discard the water before putting in the tea leaves. Do not rinse the tea leaves.

Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.

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