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Indulge in the exquisite experience of Shui Xian Oolong Tea, handpicked with precision from trees ranging in age from 30 to over 60 years. Our shui xian tea is crafted by seasoned tea masters using the traditional Wuyi rock tea charcoal roasting technique, ensuring each leaf embodies the essence of authentic Chinese tea culture. The tea leaves, sourced from high, old, and new Cong trees, offer a diverse range of flavors. The dry leaves exhibit a tight, robust, and twisted form, showcasing a glossy black hue with a hint of treasure color. When steeped, the leaves release a unique woody fragrance, creating an aromatic, invigorating brew

Savor the deep, rich flavors of Shui Xian Oolong Tea, renowned for its full-bodied taste and enduring floral aromas. Our varieties of shui xian oolong include Floral Aroma, Gardenia Flower Aroma, Orchid Aroma, and Strong Floral Aroma, catering to different palate preferences. The brewed tea reveals a bright orange-yellow or golden hue, with a refreshing, long-lasting floral scent. Each sip is smooth and pleasantly sweet, with a lingering aftertaste that highlights its impressive rock charm and mellow rice fragrance. Highly resilient, this tea maintains its delightful flavor and fragrance through multiple infusions, making it a perfect choice for tea connoisseurs seeking a truly satisfying and enduring tea experience.

What Is Shui Xian Oolong?

Shui Xian Oolong Tea, translating to “Water Immortal” or “Narcissus” in English, is named for its delicate and ethereal qualities that mirror the captivating beauty of the Narcissus flower. This tea variety is renowned for its complex, floral aromas and robust, full-bodied flavors. Originating from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China, Shui Xian Oolong Tea thrives in a region celebrated for its unique microclimate and mineral-rich soil, which contribute to the tea’s distinctive character and exceptional quality.

As a popular type of wuyi rock tea, the legacy of Shui Xian Oolong Tea spans several centuries, deeply intertwined with the rich tea culture of the Wuyi Mountains. Historically, this tea was highly esteemed by Chinese scholars and literati, often featured in classical Chinese poetry and prose for its exquisite taste and superior quality. The ancient tea gardens of Wuyi have been meticulously maintained and preserved, ensuring the continuation of traditional cultivation and processing methods. Shui Xian Oolong Tea has not only remained a staple in Chinese tea culture but has also gained international acclaim for its unparalleled flavor and craftsmanship.

The intricate processing of our Shui Xian Oolong Tea involves several meticulous steps, honed over generations. Handpicked from tea trees aged between 30 to over 60 years, the leaves are first withered to reduce moisture. They then undergo partial oxidation, a critical phase that develops the tea’s unique Oolong characteristics. The leaves are carefully monitored and turned to ensure even oxidation. Following this, they are traditionally charcoal roasted, a technique that infuses the tea with its deep, complex flavors and signature smoky undertones. The final step is the rolling and drying of the leaves, which enhances their visual appeal and seals in the rich aromas, resulting in a tea that offers an exquisite sensory experience from start to finish.

Features of Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea

  • Handpicked Tea Leaves: Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea is meticulously handpicked from tea trees aged between 30 and over 60 years, ensuring premium quality with each harvest.
  • Expert Craftsmanship: Crafted by experienced tea masters using traditional Wuyi rock tea charcoal roasting techniques, preserving the authentic flavors and aromas.
  • Distinctive Aroma: Enjoy a variety of aromatic profiles including Floral Aroma, Gardenia Flower Aroma, Orchid Aroma, and Strong Floral Aroma, each offering a unique sensory experience.
  • Premium Appearance: The dry tea leaves are tightly rolled, robust, and uniform, with a twisted shape and a glossy black color accented with treasure hues, reflecting their high quality.
  • Rich Flavor: Experience a full-bodied taste with a mellow rice fragrance and pronounced rock charm. The tea offers a smooth, refreshing flavor with a noticeable floral undertone and a lingering sweet aftertaste.
  • High Durability: Highly resilient and long-lasting, our Shui Xian Oolong Tea can be steeped multiple times without losing its delightful flavor and aroma, making it an excellent choice for prolonged enjoyment.
  • Vibrant Tea Liquor: The brewed tea presents a clear, bright orange-yellow or golden color, indicative of its purity and high quality.
  • Satisfying Aftertaste: Each sip leaves a pleasant and enduring aftertaste, showcasing the tea’s exceptional quality and the meticulous care taken in its production.
  • Fresh and Lively Leaf Base: After brewing, the tea leaves expand fully, displaying a fresh, vibrant, and soft appearance with thick, shiny leaves and prominent red edges.
  • Origin of Excellence: Sourced from the renowned Wuyi Mountain region, known for producing some of the finest Oolong teas in the world, ensuring a product of exceptional heritage and quality

What Does Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea Taste Like?

Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea offers a multifaceted and deeply satisfying flavor profile that captivates the senses from the very first sip. Upon brewing, the tea unveils a brilliant orange-yellow or golden hue, signaling its purity and high quality. As you bring the cup to your lips, the first thing you’ll notice is the enchanting floral aroma, a blend of gardenia and orchid, that fills the air and heightens anticipation.The initial taste is smooth and rich, with a full-bodied texture that coats the palate. The flavor is immediately robust, featuring a harmonious balance of floral and woody notes. These floral tones are reminiscent of the tea’s namesake, the Narcissus flower, adding a delicate, sweet fragrance that lingers beautifully in the background. Alongside the floral notes, you’ll detect a subtle but distinct mineral undertone, a signature characteristic derived from the mineral-rich soil of the Wuyi Mountains. This mineral quality, often referred to as “rock charm,” gives the tea a unique depth and complexity.

As you continue to sip, the tea’s profile evolves, revealing layers of flavor that unfold with each infusion. The mellow rice fragrance and pronounced rock charm become more pronounced, creating a rich tapestry of taste that is both refreshing and invigorating. One of the most delightful aspects of Shui Xian Oolong is its enduring aftertaste. The tea leaves a lingering sweetness on the palate, with a pleasant, enduring aftertaste that emphasizes its high quality and expert craftsmanship. This sweetness is balanced by a slight astringency, providing a clean and satisfying finish.

Furthermore, Shui Xian Oolong Tea is remarkably resilient, maintaining its vibrant flavor and aroma through multiple infusions. This endurance means you can enjoy its exquisite taste over several cups, each infusion revealing new nuances and subtleties. The combination of floral, woody, and mineral notes makes each sip a unique experience, ensuring that every cup of Shui Xian Oolong Tea is a journey of delightful discovery.

How to Choose Shui Xian Oolong Tea?

For customers who are new to shui xian tea, here are four tips to help you determine the quality of shui xian oolong tea:

  • Leaf Appearance: High-quality Shui Xian leaves are tightly rolled, uniform in size, and exhibit a twisted shape. They should have a glossy black color with a hint of treasure-like sheen, indicating proper oxidation and traditional charcoal roasting. The leaves should feel sturdy and slightly heavy to the touch, reflecting their dense and robust nature. Additionally, the edges should be smooth and unbroken, a sign of careful hand-picking and processing. Avoid leaves that are broken, uneven, or dull in color, as these are signs of inferior processing and storage. The appearance of Shui Xian leaves directly reflects the meticulous craftsmanship involved in producing this specific high-quality Oolong tea.
  • Aroma: A superior Shui Xian Oolong Tea boasts a complex and captivating aroma that can be detected even before brewing. The dry leaves of shui xian should emit a pronounced floral fragrance, often with notes of gardenia and orchid, characteristic of Shui Xian. Upon brewing, this aroma should intensify, filling the air with a sweet, inviting scent that hints at the richness of the tea. The presence of a woody or mineral undertone further indicates high quality, as these notes reflect the tea’s origins from the mineral-rich soils of the Wuyi Mountains. A weak or musty aroma suggests poor quality or stale tea. Consistent and strong aromatic qualities are essential for premium Shui Xian Oolong, providing an olfactory prelude to the tea’s complex flavor profile and enhancing the overall drinking experience.
  • Flavor Profile: High-quality Shui Xian tea will offer a smooth, rich, and full-bodied flavor with a balanced combination of floral, woody, and mineral notes. The initial sip should be robust yet refined, with a mellow rice fragrance and a pronounced rock charm that develops as the tea steeps. The tea should leave a lingering sweetness on the palate, providing a clean, slightly astringent finish that refreshes the senses. Each sip should reveal layers of complexity, making the drinking experience deeply satisfying. Inferior Shui Xian might taste flat, overly bitter, or lack the complex layers that make this Oolong so distinctive. The harmony and depth of the flavor profile are what set high-quality Shui Xian Oolong Tea apart, offering a memorable and delightful tasting journey.
  • Infusion Endurance: Premium Shui Xian Oolong Tea retains its flavor and aroma even after several brews. The leaves should unfurl fully during steeping, releasing consistent flavor and fragrance with each infusion. High-quality Shui Xian maintains its bright, clear liquor color and does not become overly astringent or bland after multiple steepings. Each subsequent brew should continue to reveal the tea’s characteristic floral and woody notes, with the rock charm persisting throughout. If the tea quickly loses its flavor or develops an unpleasant bitterness after a few brews, it is likely of lower quality. The ability to withstand multiple infusions without losing its essence is a testament to the superior craftsmanship and high-quality leaves used in producing Shui Xian Oolong Tea, ensuring a prolonged and enjoyable tea experience.

Why Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea Taste So Good?

Discover the exceptional quality and taste of our Shui Xian Oolong Tea, crafted with meticulous care and expertise by Oolong Garden. For customers wondering where to buy shui xian oolong, here are top five reasons why Oolong Garden is your best choice:

  • Expert Craftsmanship: At Oolong Garden, our Shui Xian Oolong Tea is crafted by experienced tea masters who utilize traditional methods passed down through generations. Each step, from hand-picking the leaves to the final charcoal roasting, is executed with precision and care. The process begins with the meticulous selection of the best leaves, followed by careful withering, oxidation, and roasting. This expertise ensures that the tea retains its rich, complex flavors and distinctive rock charm. The meticulous craftsmanship results in a tea that is smooth, robust, and layered with intricate aromas and tastes. This dedication to preserving traditional methods and the expertise of our tea masters is what makes every cup of our Shui Xian Oolong Tea a luxurious experience.
  • Premium Quality Leaves: Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea is made from leaves handpicked from tea trees aged 30 to over 60 years. These mature trees produce leaves with a depth of flavor and richness that younger plants cannot match. The careful selection of these premium leaves ensures that only the best quality goes into each batch. This attention to detail in sourcing high-quality leaves contributes significantly to the superior taste and aroma of our Shui Xian Oolong Tea, setting it apart from ordinary teas. The mature leaves, nurtured over decades, bring a unique complexity and character to the tea, making it a truly exceptional beverage.
  • Unique Aroma: One of the standout features of our Shui Xian Oolong Tea is its captivating aroma. The dry leaves emit a strong, floral fragrance with notes of gardenia and orchid. When brewed, the aroma intensifies, filling the air with a sweet and inviting scent. This aromatic profile is enhanced by the traditional charcoal roasting process, which adds a subtle smoky undertone to the floral bouquet. The result is a complex and multi-layered aroma that delights the senses before the first sip. This distinctive scent sets the stage for the rich, multifaceted flavor that follows, making the tea-drinking experience truly immersive.
  • Distinctive Flavor Profile: Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea offers a rich and full-bodied flavor that is both robust and refined. The initial taste reveals a harmonious blend of floral, woody, and mineral notes, followed by a mellow rice fragrance and a pronounced rock charm. This distinctive flavor profile is achieved through traditional processing techniques and the high-quality leaves used. Each sip provides a journey through complex layers of taste, with a lingering sweetness that leaves a lasting impression. The unique combination of flavors, meticulously developed through careful oxidation and roasting, makes our Shui Xian Oolong Tea an unforgettable experience for any tea enthusiast.
  • Exceptional Growing Conditions: Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea is grown in the mineral-rich soils of the Wuyi Mountains, a region famous for producing some of the finest Oolong teas. The unique terroir, with its specific climate and soil composition, imparts distinctive characteristics to the tea. The natural rock essence, combined with careful cultivation practices, results in a tea that is unparalleled in its depth and complexity. The exceptional growing conditions are a fundamental reason why our Shui Xian Oolong Tea tastes so extraordinarily good. The minerals from the soil contribute to the tea’s rich, robust flavor, while the pristine environment ensures the purity and quality of every leaf

Premium Grade

Tea tree species

Gao Cong (Tree age 30-60 years), Lao Cong (Tree age 60+ years), New Cong (Tree age within 30 years)


Floral Aroma, Gardenia Flower Aroma, Orchid Aroma, Strong Floral Aroma


50g/1.76oz, 100g/3.53oz, 250g/8.82oz, 500g/17.64oz


Oolong Garden


Low Caffeine


Fair Trade, Gluten-free, Kosher, Low-calorie, Sugar-free, Vegan

Fermentation Level

Heavily Fermented

Harvest Region

Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province

Health Benefits

Detoxing, Energy, Metabolic, Relaxing, Soothing



Roasting Level

Heavily Roasted



Tea Type

Oolong Tea


Hot & Iced

Forms & Package

Loose Leaf, Ready Serve




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