Fo Shou Wuyi Oolong

A Oolong Tea from


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Calculated from 6 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 6 oz / 175 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 15 sec
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“Yancha, my love, it’s been too long… Over a month without your comforting embrace. I decided to branch further out with my favorite style of tea by purchasing a few handfuls of Wuyi oolong samples...” Read full tasting note
“Fo Shou is an interesting oolong cultivar. Known for its large leaves said to resemble the palm of a hand when completely unfurled, it is better known today as a Taiwanese oolong, though it...” Read full tasting note
“This is a weird tea, and I don’t know what to think of it. Going by the description on the site, there is no way I would have bought this. It was a sample from a friend. The first steep was a nice...” Read full tasting note
“From the look of the leaf to the aroma it produced in the open air around it, this is one wonderful tea. I use about 6g per 100ml which is heavy or me, but there is just something about the rich...” Read full tasting note


Fo Shou, or “Buddha’s Hand,” varietal is one of the most exotic and luscious teas in the Li Family collection. True its name, there are strong notes of temple incense and rosewood prayer bead aroma. The Li Family’s masterful roast accentuates the spices and dark fruity notes that make this a unique and worthy tea. The unusually large leaves are a beautiful site as they unfold in a gaiwan or yixing pot.

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