2008 Vintage Shui Xian Wuyi Rock Oolong Yan Cha 陈年水仙
Narcissus (Shui Xian) is the bush varietal of the Wuyi rock oolong. It has long twisted dark brown dry leave, and has a very fragrant and fruity taste. It has been commonly grown throughout the Wuyi mountain region since the 1970's due to the local government's advocacy and its popularity.
Our 2008 Aged Vintage Shui xian is a special tea. It was harvested in 2008, moderately charcoal fired and carefully stored for resting and aging. After 8 years of aging, it now has full and complex flavor profile. It has a supremely meditative, incense-like quality to it, enticing one with notes of a smokey sage, true cinnamon, and nutmeg, sometimes surprising the back of the mouth with a gentle pepperiness. It retains the flavor and aroma quite very well even after many steeps.
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian province, China
Harvest: May 2008, traditionally fired over charcoal
Caffeine level: Medium
Health Benefits: Oolong tea has great health benefits, especially in helping weight control.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
- Helps in weight management
- Helps in soothing stomach and digestive system
It has a sage-like aroma, a hint of nutmeg with a little bit of pepperiness and hints of minerality and cinnamon.
210oF, 4 grams ( 3 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minute, 3 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water. Also suggest to use porcelain or clay teapot instead of glass tea pot.
Gongfu brewing guide:
It is recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea.
Use a gaiwan or Yixing clay pot to enhance the aroma and taste, usually 8 grams (3 tbsp) of dry leaves for 100 ml (3.4 oz) of water. When using gongfu brewing method, it is essential to warm up the brewing vessel so that the water temperature will not drop significantly before brewing. The recommended brewing time is 10s, 10s, 10s, 20s, 20s. You may add 5 or 10 seconds steeping time for each subsequent infusions.
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