Fujian Rain or Shui Xian, which translates to "Water Sprite," is an oolong produced in a similar style to Wuyi oolongs. Therefore, they share some similar traits, such as peachy-honey notes and a mineral "rock taste." Grown at an elevation of 800 metres, this high-fired, medium grade version results in a rich-tasting amber coloured cup with the nuances of minerals, apricots and spice. Great for an everyday oolong option.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 90°C for 2-3 minutes.
Fujian province is one of China's most prolific tea producing areas. These teas account for one-fifth of China's total tea output, and the consistently high quality keeps them in demand. A coastal province (Taiwan lies just to the east, across the Taiwan Strait), Fujian benefits from an excellent climate, combining mild temperatures, abundant rainfall and very mountainous terrain. The misty mountain scenery is a mainstay of traditional Chinese art. In fact, the traditional description of Fujian is '8 parts mountain, 1 part water and 1 part farmland'. Fujian has a long history of cultivating tea: over 1,000 years.