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- Chinese: wǔ yí lǎo cóng shuǐ xiān
- Translation: Wuyi Hundred-Year-Old Lao Cong (Old Bush) Shui Xian Oolong Tea
- Type: Rock Oolong Tea (Yancha)
- Cultivar: Shui Xian (Shui Hsien)
- Tree Age: More Than 100 Years
- Origin: Wuyi, Fujian, China
- Harvest date: 2022/08/18
- Weight: 8g/piece
- Storage Methods: Sealed, Prevent moisture, Vacuum, Alone
- Tea Master: Jiang Guiming
The feature of Lao Cong (Old Bush) Shui Xian mainly lies in the word "Lao"(Old), which refers to old tea trees over 50 years old.
The process of Lao Cong Shui Xian is the same as that of other varieties of Wuyi Rock Oolong tea.
Why do other Wuyi Rock Oolong teas, such as Da Hong Pao, Rougui, Chelan, and so on, have no such expression?
The main reason is related to tea cultivars.
Shui Xian belongs to the small arbor, while shrub types such as Da Hong Pao and Rougui rarely have the old fir flavor.
- Someone says that the old fir flavor was green moss flavor, and some said it was wood.
- If let me describe the taste of this tea, I would prefer the wood, and the soft fir flavor, both charming for smelling and drinking.
- The picture below is the Lao Cong (Old Bush) Shui Xian tea trees, and the tea bushes are covered with moss.
This tea is excellent quality - smooth, lovely amber color, very full bodied with a good substance to it.
I can get about 8 good cups out of one tea ball full, steeping no more that 2 minutes per brew.
Also lovely iced.
This is by far one of my favorite go to tea everytime. The flavor is aromatic with dark roasted during and after taste. I would highly recommend if you like a strong and dark oolong. I use purified water that's boiled to 195 degrees F and steep for about 30 seconds (1 teaspoon/200 ml)
Good tea! Long whole leaves.
I have been ordering Different Loose leaf Oolong teas for the past few month. Im no expert but this is my favorite thus far ...just reordered it from two different venders it came from same place via mail Direct from China it only takes about a week....this has a very nice strong flavor with hint of smoke without the bitter aftertaste...comes in a nice ornamental container you can sit out vs the loose big bag that tend to fall over and spill.
Actually, I don't know if Wuyi Oolong is the best, I just know that it's the best oolong I've ever had. It strikes me as expensive, but it's a price I'm will to pay, and in fairness one tin last a long time. I usually say that Wuyi Oolong is only hand harvested by virgins on nights with a full moon, which explains the cost. If I'm wrong on this last point don't tell me, I want to keep the mystery alive.