TEA REVIEW: White 2 Tea – Obsx Oolong Tea – Wuyi Yancha

Tea and origin: Medium roasted oolong tea from Fujian province, China
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Link to Obsx

Obsx (old bush shui xian) was recently added to White 2 Tea‘s line of oolongs. I love roasted oolongs, and I find Shui Xian oolongs particularly special.

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: Full, twisted leaves that have a roasted, sweet aroma

Wet leaf: Roasted, sweet aroma

Liquor colour: Light brown to copper

Liquor aroma: Roasted, floral and sweet notes

Liquor flavour: Complex liquor that has roasted and sweet notes. The roasted notes                                       are first noticed, and then honey-like or burnt sugar notes form the                                         body and finish. It is a medium-bodied tea that has a dry finish and a                                     lingering honey-like aftertaste

Infusion method: Gong fu style with gaiwan or Yixing teapot                                                                                     5 grams of tea                                                                                                                                         150 to 200ml of water at 90 to 95C                                                                                                   4 to 6 infusions


I really like the roast on this tea and how it gives the liquor great complexity between roasted and sweet notes. The longevity of the aftertaste is also very impressive.

This is a tea to pull out of the cupboard when you’ve got plenty of time to dedicate to it. It is a comforting, warming and relaxing tea that should be savoured.

Retail price: 50 gram tin for $35 USD


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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