Wuyi Shui Xian Oolong .Wing Hop FungApril 29, 2007 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Dark oolong, Oolong Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
didnt know what kinda tea i got: dark oolong or black tea, it wasnt labeled as either, just with the wuyi shui, after browsing online this looks like its a WuYi oolong.
T1156 $6.99/lb…took it cos of the nice looking long leaf… dang thing takes up alot of space.
uhm not much taste – like a really dark (baked/roasted) oolong 3/7 simple flavor… something roasted, somewhat tobacco-ish…some ‘chocolate’ but not much. not much aftertaste. Seems this is the experience with ‘double-roasted’ processing, there are posibilities to the shui xian to be less roasted and give another type of flavor (DominicT).
lasts a while, stays good over-steeped,
2nd day – 3rd infusion -same leaf from yesterday: smells better, it whiffed a little of flowers but minute, feels more watery now pretty much no aftertaste now. …i couldve left it longer.
left it longer, 20 min, 30min, same watery taste, faded, no astringency, no bitterness.
update: a better tasting, not burned shui xian i tried here: Fairies Tears (Shui Xian Cha) .Zhong Guo Cha