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Lao Cong Shui Xian 老丛水仙

Lao Cong Shui Xian 老丛水仙

brown rice, woody, moss, sugar cane peel, wild orchids

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Hui Yuan Keng | Wuyishan | China


2023 Spring


Shui Xian




Light to medium


8.5 g | Water temperature 100°C | 120ml | 10-12 times brewing | 5s x 3 - 15s – 30s – 45s +

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Oolong tea soup under the sunlight

About This Tea

Discover the exquisite flavor of Shui Xian, a remarkable oolong tea originating from the Fujian province of China. Boasting a history of over a thousand years. Shui Xian, also known as "Water Sprite"or "Narcissus", is distinguished by its large, robust leaves, a testament to the semi-arboreal tea trees from which it hail. After a medium roasting process, the smooth characteristics and toasted sweetness of Shui Xian are delightfully brought to the fore.

The trees of Lao Cong Shui Xian (Old Bush) are more than 60 years old. Its aroma is thick and deep, as if you were in the middle of a primeval forest, surrounded by refreshing green aromas such as moss, sugar cane bark and wild orchids.When you sip it, the richness of the contents seems to have a slight roughness and astringency.

*Tea leaves contain tea polyphenols and caffeine, which are the source of the bitter and astringent flavour of the tea soup, as well as the source of the sweetness. Reducing the amount of tea leaves, lowering the water temperature or speeding up the soup can reduce the bitterness and astringency.

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Outstanding Yancha

What's remarkable about this tea is not only its great characteristics, from the intense aroma and flavour to the pleasant mouthfeel, but also and foremost their harmonious interplay: it is sweet and mellow with its woodiness and a hint of toasted grains, but also fresh and floral with its orchid aroma; it's smooth and mouthcoating, but also tingling, mouthwatering, mildly astringent; it's warming in the body, but cooling in the throat; thin in the liquor, but dense in the vapor it leaves after the swallow in the nose, throat and chest. Observing all these aspects come together dynamically steep by steep in new constellations is a most enjoyable experience. Truly an outstanding tea.

Gaiwan Brewing Method