Shui Xian [Taiwan]
Also known as ‘Shui Hsien’, ‘Water sprite’ or ‘Narcissus’, this Shui Xian is a heavily baked oolong characterized by its dark, wiry leaves and a rich, honeyed flavour.
How to make Shui Xian
Amount of tea per cup (200 ml): 5-7g (one tea caddy spoon)
Temperature of water: 90℃ / 194℉
Infusion / brewing time: 30 seconds initially, then longer according to taste
Number of infusions: Multiple
In more depth...
Provenance: Ming Jian Township, Nantou county, Taiwan
More information : Shui Xian oolong originates from the Wuyi Mountains in China's Fujian Province, although it is now grown elsewhere in China and Taiwan.
You might not know....Shui Xian, along with Rou Gui and Da Hong Pao is one of the most popular Yancha (rock teas) in the western tea market, albeit sometimes not sold under its true name. It is sometimes blended with or even sold as Da Hong Pao as this is the more well known tea.