Zhang Ping Shui Xian "Orchid"

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Char, Cream, Drying, Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle, Orchid, Perfume, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Sweet, Green Beans
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 45 sec 9 g 10 oz / 310 ml

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  • “Another of my “one and done” style Dazzle Deer samplers. I’m “winging” the preparation style a bit on this one, using the directions from a tea I think may be the same (or very similar) that I also...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m not the biggest fan of floral oolongs, but this one is quite nice! Comes in a nice 8g “pillow” cake shape, leaves are a mix of green and brown. Brews a dark gold color. Very strong floral...” Read full tasting note
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Zhang Ping Shui Xian is a unique tea in the oolong tea category due to it being prepared with a traditional pressing method. The tea’s name simply comes from its location and tea breed (Zhang Ping region, Shui Xian tea breed). Each cake is pressed into a square cake with a wooden mold and wrapped in white paper. This process still cannot be replaced by machine. An experienced worker can wrap up to150 cakes in an hour. The tea is lightly roasted inside of the wrap as the final step in the drying process.
If you like Tie Guan Yin or Taiwan oolong, Zhang Ping Shui Xian is a must-try. Our ‘Orchid’ Zhang Ping Shui Xian was harvested this spring. It has a very strong orchid aroma. The liquor is thick, full, and smooth, and has a bright orange color. The taste is mellow and flowery. Great for people who prefer highly fragrant teas.
Each cake is about 8-9 grams.

PRODUCT INFO:

-8-9g/cake
-Type: Oolong
-Harvest Time: May 2017
-Origin: Zhang Ping, Longyan, Fujian Province, China
-Flavor: Flowery, mellow
-Single vacuum pack
-Shelf Life: 2 years
-Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid being exposed to light. Refridgerated storage is recommended in warm area.

HOW TO BREW

-Preferred in the Chinese Gongfu way
-Porcelain gaiwan
-1 cake
-212℉ / 100℃
-Steep time: Rinse/10s/10s/15s/20s/20s/25s/40s/55s
-This tea leaves contain long stems which will develop astringency when overbrewing. Please keep the brewing time short and keep the leaves dry between steeps.

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Another of my “one and done” style Dazzle Deer samplers. I’m “winging” the preparation style a bit on this one, using the directions from a tea I think may be the same (or very similar) that I also haven’t tried yet that is about as old as this one from What-cha, their China Fujian Zhangping Light Roasted Shui Xian “Fruit” Cake. So I basically dropped the full oolong cake in two cups 205F water, steeped for 3 minutes, and strained into a small teapot.

The leaf expansion was huge! I immediately started to worry this might be a bit astringent just because so much leaf was in the water after the cake had fully expanded. The spent leaves had a highly perfumy, floral aroma. The steeped tea is a pretty autumn leaf light orange color, and smells of lilacs, orchids, honey, cream, and very sweet. The flavor is highly floral and a bit thick and syrupy on the tongue. This was described as lightly roasted, and while it doesn’t come out at all in the aroma, I do taste it. It’s a mild roasted note, slightly char-like, with a bit of a honey-roasted nuts flavor. And it is a touch astringent, with a slight bitter/drying effect left after the sip. I’m not sure if I care for the blend of the roasted nuts flavor with the highly floral flavor, but it is a fine enough oolong. Not my favorite, but I’ll enjoy this pot, and I’ll have no problem drinking the other cake of this I have from What-cha, either.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Char, Cream, Drying, Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle, Orchid, Perfume, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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I’m not the biggest fan of floral oolongs, but this one is quite nice! Comes in a nice 8g “pillow” cake shape, leaves are a mix of green and brown. Brews a dark gold color. Very strong floral aroma. Flavor is honey, flowers, and raw green bean. Lasts a good number of infusions.

Flavors: Floral, Green Beans, Honey

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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