Supreme Heavy Roasted Old Bush Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong Tea


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This Oolong is a heavy-roasted Oolong originating from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. It is made of old tea trees, generally more than 50 years old, which are referred to as old Bush or Lao Cong. With trees of this age growing in such a pristine environment, the leaves are rich in nutrients - which is immediately noticeable in the tea liquor.

The tea was processed using traditional methods with many charcoal roasts. A heavy roast takes tens of hours. This kind of roasting takes a lot of skill - it's so easy to go a little over and burn the leaves, or not roast enough to reach the clear rich flavors that are prized in this style of tea. Consequently, there are fewer and fewer tea makers willing to produce this style of tea these days.

A classic Wuyishan cultivar, this Shui Xian has been given enough of roasting to retain the distinct flavor of charcoal but remains otherwise quite mild in the cup. The finished leaves of this Lao Cong Shui Xian are firm and strip-like. The dark, twisted leaves exude a surprisingly soft aroma reminiscent of caramelized sugar.

This particular oxidized tea is highly roasted creating a strong, full-bodied cup. Its beautiful amber-colored infusion offers aromas of caramelized vegetables and nuts. This oolong is bold and complex, with a heavy roast profile and distinctive mineral notes. The roasted, mineral-like taste followed by refreshing floral notes make this a great tea to sip while dining. The tea liquor is rich, smooth and heavy, with a lingering sweetness in the mouth upon swallowing. A balanced and extremely smooth rock tea that goes down easy, and continues as easily across several infusions. Excellent everyday oolong option for tea lovers who've been drinking Yancha for years and appreciate this traditional style of strong roast tea.

Brewing Guide: First warm your teaware with 205° F water and discard the warming water. Fill 1/3 full with tea leaves and rinse briefly with hot water. Cover with 205° F water and brew for 30-60 seconds, depending on taste. Enjoy multiple infusions as this deeply complex tea unfurls and invites you to explore all the varied expressions of its leaf.


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