Zhang Ping Shui Xian 漳平水仙 Oolong Tea
Tea Name:Zhang Ping Shui Xian
Other names: Shui Xian Tea, Shui Hsien, Water Fairy, Water Sprite Wulong Cha,漳平水仙
Taste:Strong and full-bodied Oolong with a refreshing floral aftertaste. Aged Shui Xian have a smoother mouthfeel.
Appearance: Traditional looking Oolong tea,pieces 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.
Origin:Zhang Ping City,Fujian
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.
Shui Xian is a very popular variety of Oolong tea and one the common favorites among Gong Fu tea drinkers. This tea can be found in most Chinese restaurants' menu, where the spelling "Shui Hsien" is more commonly used. Our Shui Xian originates from the high mountains of Wu Yi Shan, a name that has became a synonym of high quality Oolong teas. Oolong teas from Mount Wu Yi are also referred as Yan Cha or "Rock Tea" due to the rocky terrain where the tea plants grow. Shui Xian from Wu Yi Shan is also said to have higher minerals contents compared to those grown in southern Fujian and Guangdong.