Old Bush Shui Xian 老枞水仙 Wu Yi Oolong Tea
Tea Name:Shui Xian 老枞水仙 Wu Yi Oolong Tea
Other names: Old Bush Shui Xian, Old Bush Shui Hsien
Taste:Lao Cong Shui Xiang taste is sophisticated and special in a kind of way that can only be produced by the tea leaves picked from an old bush. It has a natural menthol-like cooling effect with a somewhat medicinal, yet sweet taste. The aftertaste is felt in your throat before the back of your tongue. Truly a sensational tea.
Appearance: Traditional looking Oolong tea, with dark and curly tea leaves. The distinctive feature of Shui Xian tea leaves are their size, which is huge in comparison to other Oolong teas.
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
Brewing Guide:We recommend using Chinese Yixing (purple clay) or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot 1/2 to 3/4 full with tea leaves, or 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using Yixing teapot. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 100°c (212°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.
Lao Cong (i.e. Old Bush) Shui Xian is produced using tea leaves picked from tea bushes of at least 15 years old, which grow along the wild, rocky mountain area of Wuyi Shan. It is believed that tea prepared using the tea leaves from these old bushes has exceptional medicinal qualities, being able to soothe the body and mind, in addition to the ability to detoxify the body system. Lao Cong Shui Xian is loved particularly by elders for its bold and unique flavor. We highly recommend this tea to all Wuyi Rock tea lovers.