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fujian rain

by adagio teas

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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

Recent reviews

    • Karie B.


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

    • LD

      Lydia Dschankilic


      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

      Alexis Wolf


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

    • Michael M


      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

      Gigi DeRoin


      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.

    • Ash Mao


      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.

    • Cassandra Guild


      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.

    • Mocha Cocoa


      Great flavor. Earthy and smoky. Awesome and strong

    • Amanda


      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.

    • Bailey Green


      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.

    • Maria Burns


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

    • Casey Wolfe


      This is a nice, basic oolong tea. There's no fluff added here - no flavoring - just the pure taste of tea. In that, it shines.

    • Andrew Eith


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

    • Paige C


      Lovely and smokey. Very enjoyable for an affordable oolong

    • Michael Lewis


      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.