2009 Fujian Zhangping Shui Xian Cha Bing

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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g

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  • “This was a fun tea to unwrap. It comes in the shape of a small pillow, about 2" on a side. Looks like a puerh cake, but is much lighter because it is uncompressed. It was easy to flake off 3...” Read full tasting note
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Shui Xian" (also spelled Shui Hsien) – narcissus or water sprite

This great and rare oolong – Zhangping Shui Xian oolong, named after the fragrance similar with daffodil, created in 1914. Zhangping is a famous place for Shui Xian oolong tea which is very different in manner and taste from Wuyi Shui Xian. the fermentation of Zhangping Shui Xian is lighter.

This great and rare Shui Xian oolong is made by traditional manner and press to small square cake about 18-19g. This is famous and traditional method which is specific to Zhangping. The highest quality tea leaves – picked two buds one leaf and two buds two leaves in spring 2009. The fermentation is medium and middle roasted.

Fragrant infusion has a beautiful yellow-brown colour like honey, very smooth, sweet and little spicy with narcissus aroma.

Traditional packaged printed with the words " Zheng Wang Ji Fujian Zhangpin authentic Shui Xian Cha Bing". This tea is very good for long term storage.

Manufacturer : Zheng Wang Ji manufacture

Production date : spring 2009

Cultivar : Shui Xian (水仙)

Weight : 15-18g

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This was a fun tea to unwrap. It comes in the shape of a small pillow, about 2" on a side. Looks like a puerh cake, but is much lighter because it is uncompressed. It was easy to flake off 3 grams (out of about 20) for my pot. 5 oz water, 1 min steeps.

Sadly, the fun ended when I began to drink. The first steep was very light, with only a mild toast flavor. Simple and uninteresting. Second steep was pretty much the same, so I increased the steep time, which only added some bitterness. This looked like a bargain, but I guess you sometimes get what you pay for.

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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g
Liquid Proust

The fresh ones are excellent. I found some 2006 which no one is sourcing yet, but I’m unsure if I want to bring it to light.

Cwyn

Really should steep the whole pillow.

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