Today’s review is a Taiwanese water fairy oolong tea from Tao of Tea.
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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.
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.
Steeped for 45 seconds.
Some notes of charred stone-fruit have developed.
Not to much else has changed.
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.