Tao of Tea Taiwanese Water Fairy Oolong Tea Review

Today’s review is a Taiwanese water fairy oolong tea from Tao of Tea.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Tao of Tea
Tea: Taiwanese Water Fairy
Tea Varietal: Shui Xian
Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou County, Taiwan

Shui Xian originates from the Wuyi mountains, but this particular tea was grown in Taiwan.

This is supposedly a ‘Limited Edition’ tea.


I decided to brew this tea in a small glass pitcher using bottled water and then strained through a stainless steel strainer.

I washed for the tea in hot water for 10 seconds and then discarded the rinse.

First Steep

Steeped for 30 seconds.

There’s obviously a heavy roast on this tea.

A noticeable floral aroma swirls around the palette, while classic roasted notes portray images of autumn.

Quite smooth in flavor.

Flavor notes: Autumn leaves, wheat, orchid, fig, char, cocoa, and minerals.

Second Steep

Steeped for 45 seconds.

Some notes of charred stone-fruit have developed.

Not to much else has changed.

Third Steep

Steeped for 1 minute.

The mineral notes have become more apparent, while the rest of the flavors have weakened a little.

Still enjoyable though and it could probably go another steep or two.


A pretty decent tea.

It has nice flavors and a well-done full roast.

Of course it’s delicious, but in my opinion, it’s a little expensive for what it offers.

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