Lao Cong Shui Xian Oolong

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$5.50$29.20 (from $0.51/cup)

When preparing to enjoy the Lao Cong Shui Xian Oolong, one is first greeted by a woody aroma reminiscent of the forest after a mid-April storm. This rich and complex roasted oolong’s deep caramel colored liquor produces a medium to full-bodied brew with a bright astringency, lingering finish, slightly sweet hints of fig, and undertones of narcissus flower.

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1 review for Lao Cong Shui Xian Oolong

  1. Tiffany Rupp

    Fantastic. I absolutely love this tea. When I first started my oolong journey I prefered lighter oxidized ones but now I adore the deep notes I find in these deeper oxidations. The wet leaf aroma is intoxicating and full of interesting notes. The liquor has those lovely mineral notes I adore. Who would think that licking a rock when I was younger would lead to an admiration for mineral tasting teas?

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Lao Cong Shui Xian is a Wuyi Rock Tea made from old trees of Shui Xian cultivar. This name translates to ‘Water Sprite’ or ‘Narcissus’ in English, while Lao Cong means ‘old bush’. Shui Xian, although less well known in the United States, is a common varietal in Wuyi. However, the traditional process of making this oolong is quite complicated. Lao Cong Shui Xian is grown in three areas of Wuyi: Huiyuan KengWu San Di, and Jianyang Shufang, where farmers plant these trees many years before they are intended to be harvested due to its slow growth in comparison with that of many other oolongs. Plenty of extra time on the plant allows its leaves to accumulate minerals and develop a deep, fragrant aroma, while complex processing accentuates their mature flavor.

Try brewing this deliciously mature oolong in one of our tea sets or our clover spout Gaiwan!  Brewing on the go? Make sure to keep a tea infuser or disposable tea bags on hand for best results!

Brewing Instructions

Everyone experiences tea differently. These instructions are for western style brewing and are suggestions only. Adjust to your preferences and enjoy!
Tea: 3 grams per 6-ounce (175mL) cup.
Water: 190°F (88°C).
Steep: 3 - 4 minutes.
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