Tea and origin: Medium roasted oolong tea from Fujian province, China
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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.
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