Shui Hsien tea
|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.|
Shui Hsien tea (Chinese: 水仙茶; pinyin: shuǐ xiān chá; pronounced [ʂwèi ɕjɛ́n ʈʂʰǎ]), meaning narcissus or water sprite, is an oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China with a heavy honey fragrance. 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.
- 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.
- Zhangping Shui Hsien(漳平水仙茶):A Shui Hsien that grown in Zhangping, Fujian Province.
- "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)