Episode 326: Shui Xian

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A Wuyi oolong — finally! I’ve been on the hunt for one to try on the show, and Verdant Tea’s Shui Xian fits the bill. What I really like about this strip-style oolong is that it doesn’t take a long time to boil. You can steep for as short as 3 seconds or as long as 30 seconds. Very convenient!

You might think you won’t get a lot of flavor from such a short steep of this tea, but oh…you do. It has a lovely sweet floral flavor with hints of honey and lychee and a bit of ginger in the aftertaste. This tea stands up well to multiple steepings and tastes really fantastic when iced. It’s a new favorite for sure!


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