Water Sprite (Old Bush) Shui Xian
Water Sprite // Narcissus // Shui Xian // Old Bush 2019
Wuyi Rock Tea or Yancha
Dark Roasted Chinese Oolong
From Tian Xin yan, Inner Zhengyan area, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
For many years this type of Oolong is a firm household favourite in China. Giving a smooth, mellow and deep tea soup. Holding flavours like hints of moss, a woody feel and bamboo leaf freshness. This tea is suitable for aging, over time the tea liquor it would create is mellow and sticky like rice water.
The Tian Xin yan area is where this tea grows translated as Heavens Heart Rock. The age of this Shui Xian garden and its tea bushes is about 60 years old.
Harvested in Spring '19 by the Chen Family. The leaves have then undergone a 3 times medium roasted bake following traditional charcoal roasting techniques using litchi wood, each roast lasting between 16-22 hours, being carefully and skilfully processed over June/July '19 in Wuyishan.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 80-85ºc // 300ml
Time 2-3 minutes
Reinfuse leaves x 3 to personal taste.
Brew Guide - Gong Fu Style:
Water per 100ml
At 90ºc for the rinse & 1st infusion,
85ºc for the following 3 infusions,
80ºc when the leaves have fully opened up.
Time 20 seconds + recommended but adjust to personal taste.