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type: oolong

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Shui Xian, which translates to "Water Sprite," is an oolong produced in a similar style to Wuyi Oolongs. Therefore they share some similar traits, such as peachy-honey notes and a mineral "rock taste." This high-fired, medium grade version results in a rich tasting amber colored cup with the nuances of minerals, apricots and spice. Great for an everyday oolong option. Steep at 195°F for 2-3 minutes

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    • CB

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      Had a very weak taste. Brewing it for longer didn't do much to help. Might work if you're looking for something a bit more subtle, but its nothing that fits with my tea palatte.

    • CK

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      This is undoubtedly one of my favorite oolongs, second only to Wuyi Ensemble, also by Adagio. It's earthy and woodsy with a smoky, roasted flavor. It's simply delicious and I already know I'll be getting a larger size after this runs out.

    • 

      the shape of the tea leaves and the earthy woodsy smell out of the packet intrigued me. Solid Oolong.

    • 

      Very earthy tea. You have to find the perfect temp and leaf to water ratio to bring out the sweetness. Over all good oolong

    • 

      Great oolong blend! It's not nearly as mineral as some that I've tried, a really approachable tea for someone getting into oolong.

    • 

      This is a really solid tea, subtly sweet and not astringent at all. A little simple, but I think it would make a great everyday choice for an oolong lover

    • 

      Complex, minerally oolong that I loved. Sweeter flavors come out on later steeps.

    • 

      Mineral oolongs are so tasty to me. This had a strong mineral taste, with faint notes of fruit.

    • 

      This was a nice oolong but it didn't have to much of a wow factor for me.

    • LD

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      I'm still on the fence whether I like oolongs or not, but this was quite a lovely cup! I definitely picked up on the mineral flavour people talk about, but it had a very nice, hard to describe taste. Added just a splash of milk and it improved both the mouthfeel and brought out the delicate flavours.

    • AW

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      This made a strong, solid cup of oolong tea! Would definitely recommend if you're trying for an unflavored oolong!

    • 

      A nice dark Oolong. Scent of dark chocolate/coffee with a hint of mineral to my nose, cup tasted robust, minerals, with a dry, astringent finish.

    • GD

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      Classic oolong smokiness nicely done. My husband's favorite tea. He brews the first cup with extra tea, shorter time, and then rebrews it for a second cup with more time brewing. I prefer it less strong the first time with no rebrew.

    • 

      This is a fantastic Oolong. I can't get enough of the rocky flavor. Personally, I would say that this tea is significantly nicer when brewed for a shorter period of time. 2 minutes at 195 degrees Fahrenheit does it for me.

    • 

      I found this tea easy to drink. Unlike some oolongs, I didn't find the flavor overpowering. It instead has a light toasted flavor. I did not taste any of the apricot flavor that's in the description.

    • 

      Great flavor. Earthy and smoky. Awesome and strong

    • 

      At first it was difficult to brew this correctly, but I found that using a high leaf to water ratio at around 180F brings out the smooth sweetness underlying an almost smoky rock/mineral flavor. It has a hint of spiced apricots in the aroma, and the smell of wet rocks after it rains. Really interesting tea.

    • 

      Extremely Lovely! One of my favorites! I make this in huge batches. Its even good iced (I know, sinful..) A lovely smooth richness. Nice and earthen. Mineraly. Everything I adore in a good tea.

    • 

      Lovely, earthy, smoky, rich smoothness! I can't commend this one enough for being absolutely decadent and delicious.

    • 

      I lvoe this tea...probably the best fujian oolong ive had

    • 

      Lovely and smokey. Very enjoyable for an affordable oolong

    • 

      Great oolong tea with nice spicy notes. Dry leaf smells slightly smoky to me. Nice daily drinker for me, and even better when brewed gongfu-style in a gaiwan. Just play with higher leaf-to-water ratios.