“Hello and Merry Christmas to Steepster celebrators. I haven’t had any holiday-themed teas to drink besides around Thanksgiving with some less than stellar Republic of Tea blends. This one better...” Read full tasting note
“As mentioned in my previous review, I actually had two of these Zhangping Shui Xian oolong mini cakes, one from 2016 and the other from 2017. My last review dealt with the 2016 tea, and this one...” Read full tasting note
“Used about 1/3 of cake (3g) in small gaiwan that holds about 50ml. 200 degrees, 10 second wash to start. Dry leaves were very fruity with sweet florals. Went 8 infusions (30 sec, 45, 60, 75, 90, 2...” Read full tasting note
A smooth fruity tasting oolong with subtle floral notes which develop into nuttier tones with subsequent steeps.
Zhangping Shui Xian is the only oolong tea which has traditionally been pressed into a cake, a practice which dates back for well over a century.
Each cake is roughly 7.5g in weight and comes in its own individual packet.
- Smooth texture
- Fruity notes with floral hints which shifts to nut with subsequent steeps
Origin: Zhangping, Fujian, China
Cultivar: Shui Xian
Sourced: Direct from a factory which specialises only in lightly roasted Zhangping cakes
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use half a cake per cup/small teapot or one cake for a large teapot.
- Brew for 60-90 seconds
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