Shui Hsien

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Shui Hsien (水仙) meaning narcissus or water sprite is an oolong from Wuyi, it has a heavy honey fragrance. The infused color is very dark brown due to the fact that the tea is heavy oxidized and strong roasted. This tea is popular in Chinese restaurants and among gong fu cha drinkers. Due to it's popularity the tea is nowadays to grown in whole Fujian, Guangdong and even Taiwan. Other common names for this tea are Shui Xian, Water Fairy or Water Sprite.

Varieties

Lao Cong Shui Hsien
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
A Shui Hsien that may have been aged for a few decades and rebaked.