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Shui Xian 2015 No.509 Shui Xian 2015 No.509

Shui Xian 2015 No.509

roasted, mineral oolong tea

武夷山 - 正岩
Wuyi Mountain – Zhengyan
Fujian province

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Shuixian (水仙) is Water Goddess is a type of rock tea (岩茶, yancha) from the Wuyi mountains. The repeatedly-baked dark Wulong’s usual fiery taste is now combined with a complex mixture of light sour-, and bitterness which then soon turns into a long-lasting sweet, nutty aftertaste. With its flowery redolence, Shuixian is considered one of the most fragrant teas in the Wuyi mountains, hence the name, which also means narcissus.

Wuyi teas have two major idiosyncrasies: First, they are plucked only during Spring, and second, they are baked multiple times: a half year after the harvest time, then once again a year later.

The Wuyi Mountains are situated in Fujian Province, China. With its more than a thousand-year-old history of tea cultivation, and approximate 200 different varieties of the tea plant (Camelia sinensis) the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain’s volcanic nature reappears in the character of the tea: fiery, vitalizing ambiance and strong chaqi (茶氣, that is tea nature/energy).

Preparing Instructions:

Quantity: 5-6 grams per 150ml.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 3-3-5-7…seconds
Infusions: 6-8

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