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Shui Xian (also called Shui Hsien) Rare 20 Year Old Chinese Oolong Tea
Shui Xian tea is from the family of Wuyi Teas (also known as Cliff Tea or Rock Tea) which includes the famous Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) teas. The leaves are roasted every 5 years which deepens the complexity of the flavor. This 20 year old Shui Xian is very rare and very high quality, picked from a 100 year old tea bush! The leaves are dark in colour and are long and twisted. Because the leaves have been heavily roasted, this tea is very smooth and mellow with a bright golden colour and a soft, sweet taste. If you like Wuyi tea, this is a must!
Liu An Post-Fermented Tea Shun Yi Sun Factory - Spring 2005
Liu An tea is a famous tea originating in An Hui Province in China. This region has a long tradition of making post-fermented teas like their neighbors in Yunnan province who make Pu-Erh Tea. The manufacturing process is similar to Pu-Erh tea and Liu An is a much sought after favourite among tea connoisseurs. This Liu An is was picked in the spring of 2005 and is made by Shun Yi Sun, the most popular and well-known manufacturer of Liu An tea. It is already very drinkable, with a light but long-lasting, flowery and fruity fragrance. The taste is rich, smooth and robust with hints of rice and nuts. The natural sweetness comes out instantly after sipping. The fine leaves appear oily and shiny and have an even, dark green colour. They are packaged in the traditional woven bamboo basket and wrapped with large bamboo leaves for protection. Like all post-fermented teas, the taste will develop and improve as it ages. An excellent quality tea at an excellent price, this Liu An tea has become very popular at our teashop due to its drinkability, smoothness and unique and complex taste.