2016 Winter "Traditional Roast Shui Xian" Wu Yi Rock Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Marine, Medicinal, Roasted Barley
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “A mild roast with slight bitterness. There is a lingering taste and aroma I don’t recognize, perhaps it is that of longan. I have two packets of this tea and will keep one for further aging. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Brews a medium orange, not quite as dark roasted as I expected from the name, it’s actually pretty similar to the Fo Shou that I had the other day. Tastes of roasted barley, though not at all burnt...” Read full tasting note
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This year’s Winter Shui Xian is picked and processed in the last few days of October and the first few days of early November. The tea is then roasted over a period of two days to bring out it’s unique winter character. Winter Shui Xian is very aromatic and when you brew it, it will fill the room with a wonderful chocolate and bread type aroma. The taste also has chocolate (very slight bitter) taste that quickly transforms itself into a thick longan sweetness that fills the mouth and and throat with lubricating nectar.

Winter Harvest 2016 (Oct/Nov)

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A mild roast with slight bitterness. There is a lingering taste and aroma I don’t recognize, perhaps it is that of longan.

I have two packets of this tea and will keep one for further aging. I may have a different experience next time, the first pack has been a daily drinker.

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Brews a medium orange, not quite as dark roasted as I expected from the name, it’s actually pretty similar to the Fo Shou that I had the other day.

Tastes of roasted barley, though not at all burnt or coffee-like. There’s a moderate herbal medicine note and moderate fruityness, though I struggle to identify any particular fruit. There’s a little bit of the same dried seafood note that I found in the Fo Shou, a little bit stronger, and just a hint of floral character. Moderate honey-like sweetness.

Overall it’s pretty nice! Not as clean in the mouth or fruity and mineral as the more expensive Fo Shou, but pretty nice none the less and a good daily drinking Wuyi oolong. I’ve heard that roasted oolongs often improve with a little age, so I’ll try to keep an eye out for any changes in this one.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Marine, Medicinal, Roasted Barley

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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