Review: Fujian Zhangping Light Roasted Shui Xian “Fruit” Cake

Origin: 

Zhangping, Fujian, China

Cultivar: 

Shui Xian

Harvest date:

 Winter 2016

Vendor:

What-Cha

Weight/Price: 

7.5g/€1.71

 

Howdy,

This lightly roasted goddess comes in small plastic pouches covered in a paper wrapper. Each cake is about 7.5 gramms, wich is about the amount I use for one session.

Conditions:

Brewing vessel:

Gaiwan (100ml)

Water temperature:

90° C

Gramms:

7,5g

Rinse:

No

Steepings:

6

Review:

I started the session without a rinse, directly from the wrapper into the gaiwan without breaking the leaves appart. First steeping was 10 seconds (I like my Oolongs a little stronger)

After the second steeping the cake released all the leaves just like ripe fruits falling from trees. and the soup turned from a light green to a sunny orange color.

Definitely a very fragrent and refreshing Oolong with a strong fruity touch. It reminded me of peaches and oranges (the juice not the peel).

I have bought 10 cakes, after one week i ordered another 20 :-). So i would say that speaks for itself.

I hope you enjoy that tea like i did.

 

Have a cuppa