Limited No. 81, Shui Xian - Rock Oolong

The Shui Xian cultivar, also called Narcissus (after the flower), is one of the workhorses of the Oolong world. Although not as respected as some of the famous types of Wu Yi Oolong, put in the right hands, Shui Xian brews a dynamite tea. As is the case with this tea, a good rock tea or yancha will have a mineral-like element to its flavor profile. This medium roast tea starts with the expected flavors of hot cocoa and chocolate, giving way to headier notes of honey and narcissus. A great, lasting finish will remind you of this tea long after.

Sui Xian is a Bellocq Limited Tea. It has been purchased in a small quantity and is available only from our tea atelier and online. 

Origin: Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China - 2014

Brewing Instructions:  

  • 1 tsp per 8 oz/250ml of water
  • 195ºF/90ºC  (Bring cold, fresh spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 1 minute, and proceed.)  
  • Brew 5-7 minutes  
  • Good for 2 infusions