Shui Hsien tea

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Shui Hsien
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Type: Oolong

Other names: Shuixian, Shui Xian, Water Sprite, Sacred Lily
Origin: Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province, China

Quick description: Heavy tea, the darkest of the dark oolongs from Wuyi.

Temperature: 90-100°C

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Shui Hsien tea (Chinese: 水仙茶) meaning narcissus or water sprite is an Oolong tea from Mount Wuyi in Fujian Province, China with a heavy honey fragrance.[1] Cheaper varieties are grown elsewhere in the province and have a burnt taste and are very popular with Chinese restaurants. The infused color is very dark brown showing that the tea is a very dark Oolong. This tea is also grown in Taiwan.

Varieties[edit]

  • Lao Cong Shui Hsien (老欉水仙茶) : A Shui Hsien made from old bushes that may be as old as 200 years. The taste and appearance will signify it as an even darker Oolong.
  • Aged Shui Hsien (老欉水仙茶) : A Shui Hsien that may have been aged for a few decades and rebaked.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "水仙茶清香甘甜的好茶 [Shuixian Tea - a sweet and fragrant tea]". Metroasianfood.com. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2014.  (Chinese)